April 16, 2015

Drink More Water During the Holidays

Category: General — Hannah @ 12:39 pm

The holidays means lots of fun, but it also means lots of tempting food that can melt any dieter’s resolve.

We all know what a few days of bingeing can do though. Pigging out during the holidays will make it harder to shed the pounds you’ve been trying so hard to get rid of. Even worse, get prepared to add a pound or two. Dig into oily food, and even if you don’t have any weight issues you’ll end up having to deal with oily skin or even a bad case of acne afterwards. So whether it’s for health or beauty reasons, avoiding eating too much during the holidays is for your best interest.

One way you can make it easier to control your food intake during the holidays is by drinking lots of water. Not only will it make you feel satiated, but it will also help flush out toxins in your body and keep your skin clear. So drink lots of water before going out to parties. You’ll be glad you did.

Image via Greg Riegler Photography

April 9, 2015

Eyelash Perming

Category: Quick fixes — Ella @ 11:39 am

d10.jpgCurling eyelashes is one of the easiest ways to get immediate uplift. I, myself is an avid fan of this curling. Now there’s a better way for perming your lashes without torturing them. Salons and spas are offering this trick at a reasonable price. Just be sure that professionally trained attendant will be doing the service.

April 2, 2015

Moisture – The Good, the Bad and the Ugly

Category: General,Information,Skin — Ella @ 11:18 am

washingToo much moisture is a problem not many of us face who have to deal with dry skin each and every day. Dry skin is a very common problem but many who use water to cool off and wash more frequently during hot days tends to work to the opposite effect. Water, though a very good hydration source when used with soap can end up drying your skin more that you would want. Use blotting films to get rid of excess oil on your face, and wash with gentle moisturizing cleansers that do not dry out the skin.
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March 26, 2015

The Natural Makeup

Category: Make-up — Hannah @ 9:17 am

The last thing that women would want to happen is others making fun of their look and this actually is the case whenever women have too much makeup on. How is the natural look attained through the usage of makeup? It all starts with choosing that shade that fits one’s skin tone. Using makeup that is of different shade will just lead to an obvious aim of enhancing one’s look. Inappropriate shades will just either result to one being too white or too dark. Natural look is as well highly dependent on one’s application of makeup. It is important to just apply the right amount equally in all parts of the face and ensure that the color of the face don’t deviate from the color of the skin. Lastly, it is also about using only the needed makeup, never overbuy and use makeup that will just over-color one’s face. Makeup is used to enhance one’s beauty and not to change it to something worse.

March 19, 2015

The GLYCAEMIC Index (GI) – Taming those Carbs

Category: General — Avatar @ 7:01 am

giindex.jpgMost of you might have heard of this term which is simply a ranking of foods based on the speed at which they are absorbed by the human body. Experts say that a GI diet is a good way to acheive and maintain a perfect body as long as it is managed and designed properly by a dietician who regularly checks the dietary needs of your body. Carbohydrates are classified as the most worrysome of foods for it is responsible fopr body mass or too much of it that is. Taming those carbs, and watching their sugar contents is not only healthy but allows the body to maintain a well-balanced nutritionsl system that is good for everybody.
Enjoyed by celebrities like Sharon Stone who is turning 50 but has the body most 20 year olds would die for. The system works by classifying foods such as; Reds (meats and other high Carb foods) are cut out or strictly limited, Yellows are moderated and Greens (obviously vegetables and fruits) are the most favorable according to their nice GI rating.

“Eating low instead of high GI foods is a good slimming stretegy and good for your health, because it avoids blood sugar lows that cause snacking and fat storage. As long as you keep the rest of your diet balanced, like Sharon does (by eating protein, dairy and moderate quantities of fat), this is a healthy eating plan.”


Even if the approach is good, it shoiuld always be managed and monitored for each and every person has a specific nutrition needs which might need more or less of some nutrients to prevent disease and allow the nody to function properly.

March 12, 2015

Fighting Product Build Up

Category: General — Hannah @ 6:09 am

beauty products on sinkChoosing the right beauty product to include in your daily beauty routine is very important, from the shampoo that you use to the makeup you put on your face. Even if you do find a product that you really like and that is very gentle on your skin and hair, what you should realize is that they leave behind residue that can potentially cause problems. This is why it is important to address the issue of product build up even before it becomes a problem.

When it comes to skin care, the best way you can fight product build up is by using makeup remover every night and washing your face with a gentle cleanser. Doing so can be the difference from getting breakouts and having smooth skin. Exfoliating your skin regularly is also a good idea and should be part of your regular routine. You don’t have to go to the spa for a body scrub and can do this right at home using just a towel or loofah.

When it comes keeping hair clean of product build up, the best way to go about it is by using only small amounts of shampoo and conditioner and by rinsing your hair really well. You can also make your own batch of hair cleanser made of baking soda mixed with lemon juice or apple cider vinegar, and rinse your hair with it from time to time. This way, you can avoid getting dandruff from hair product build up.

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March 5, 2015

Cellphones Create Pimples

Category: Information — editor @ 5:26 am

When you look at the mirror and see that there may be pimples on one side of your face, somewhere the jaw area, you’ll wonder why, how come, when, etc. Think about it, if you have been on your cellphone a lot recently, having some gab fest with friends on the latest gossips, then maybe you should either lessen the gossips or clean your cellphone. Anything that is pressed against the skin can irritate it. It may be from dirty sheets to bath towels. Your cellphone can also accumulate bacteria from your bag, hands and face. Clean it once in a while with a tissue or cotton damped with alcohol or astringent.

February 26, 2015

Beauty kit must-haves

Category: General,Make-up — Ella @ 4:45 am

beauty-kit-must-haves.jpgYoull never know when you need to be extra pretty, so it always helps to be ready especially if youre always on the go. But then again, lugging around a heavy make-up case isnt fashionable unless its part of your job. So heres a quick list of the trusty beauty arsenals you shouldnt leave home without.

* lip gloss to quickly accentuate your pouters
* eyelash curler to dramatically open up your eyes
* blush to give you a girly glow
* extra clips or pins to easily change hairstyles
* mints to keep your breath fresh and your smile confident

Throw in some eye shadow, mascara, and lipstick if you will. But even if you only have our recommended beauty arsenals, you could never go wrong.

Photo credits: Sxc.hu

February 19, 2015

Brushing

Category: General — editor @ 4:14 am


Women generally over brush their teeth. This could prove to be dangerous in the long run for the teeth as over brushing can weaken the natural enamel of the tooth. It is recommended that one does not brush for more than twice a day. This is contrary to the idea of brushing every after a meal. Liken it to taking a bath, every time we use soap on our skin, we remove its natural oil. If we do this too often, our skin becomes dry and dull. The same idea could be applied to our teeth. Whenever we brush, we remove its natural coating along with the germs that has been stuck to it, over doing it can weaken the enamel which can result to the teeth being brittle and all that.

February 12, 2015

Watch your weight and enjoy the attention

Category: General — editor @ 3:47 am

Keeping fit is something that most people are having a hard time these days and despite undergoing the many diet regimens; frequenting gyms and all those health supplements, most people are struggling to keep their bodies fit and trim.

A lot has to do with discipline and the fitness program we follow. Some feel that if one program is good of someone else, then the same holds true for them. This does not follow. You have to consider the metabolism aspects as well as how you approach it. While these suggestions can be good tips, the proper practice will still depend on how a person would undertake them.