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Recipe to Refresh: DIY, Natural Skin Care

Recipe to Refresh: DIY, Natural Skin Care
THE LONG, HARSH winter left us with much bigger problems than shoveling fatigue. We’re talking frizzy hair (ick), flaky skin (double ick) and scaly feet that clearly saw nothing but the inside of snow boots for months. But since a full body fix-up at Le Fancy Spa costs as much as the city’s snow removal deficit, we suggest you try more wallet-friendly measures to welcome spring. For as little as the cost of lunch (and with ingredients picked up during a trip to Whole Foods), at-home treatments can turn your kitchenette into a decadent retreat. Even better: Because these DIY detoxifiers use natural ingredients — such as fresh fruit, coffee beans and even beer — you won’t be slathering scary-sounding chemicals on your skin. This guinea pig gamely tried out more than a dozen at-home spa treatments and ended up with a few favorites. BEER HAIR RINSE» Why It Works: The nutrients in hops add strength and shine to hair. Source: Brennan O’Farrell, stylist, Bang Salon and Spa (1519 15th St.

7 ways to get rid of dark circles/ANY type of scar/Stretch Marks. These 7 ways I am sharing, are the MOST EFFECTIVE ways that makes those ridiculous scars disappear, no matter what type they are (acne scars, tissue scars etc). Make sure you are NOT allergic to any of the ingredients I am going to mention. 1st Solution: (For dark circles and scars) You Need: Fluster Buster: 35 Uses for Rubbing Alcohol - WWII Series I'm having so much fun doing this series, I hope that you are enjoying it as much as I am. Week after week I'm more and more amazed at what these common household products can do. I could just kick myself for spending money on name brand products that only have one use. There is so much that can be learned from our mother's and grandmother's on how to live a frugal life.

How to Grow Out Your Hair May 30, 2012 I’ve joined the club. The club of girls growing out an inverted bob. Oh, you didn’t know there was a club? MaomaoMom Kitchen 毛毛妈厨房 Lemon Square By Maomaomom This is my favorite recipe for Lemon square, absolutely delicious! The recipe has been tested and improved over the years in my kitchen. Jalapeno Popper Chicken Empanadas Flaky pastry crust wraps itself around shredded chicken, cream cheese, cheddar, corn and jalapeños to make these golden brown beauties. A kind of play on jalapeño poppers. . .Only better ’cause there’s chicken, corn and pie crust involved. Where ever there’s buttery, tender pie crust you can find me. This recipe makes a lot of empanadas! About 32 of them. Divine Caramel Sauce Sweet and slightly salty, buttery and deliciously caramel, this sauce is heavenly. Fabulous on ice cream, it would also be perfect drizzled over these bars or in any type of application you can dream up (brownies, cheesecakes, cookies – oh my!). Seriously, the options are endless and this caramel sauce is a main staple in my house now. It warms my heart to open my refrigerator and see the jar of caramel sauce cuddled right up to the jar of hot fudge sauce .

CARAMEL CORN...AWESOME AND EASIEST EVER! This Blog Linked From Here The Web Thursday, September 27, 2012 When I say this is the easiest, I'm not kidding! Less than 10 minutes to make, 45 minutes to bake, no candy thermometer and you can be eating this in less than an hour. Yeast Raised Chocolate Glazed Dougnuts Doughnuts… what a concept. You take a slightly sweet and rich yeasted dough, shape it into cute little rings, deep fry them, then coat them in sugar or glaze. It’s simply genius and amazing. I try to reserve my doughnut eating for special occasions since they’re so rich and time consuming to make from scratch. But one bite into a freshly fried and glazed doughnut is heavenly, especially after not having one for a while.

sassy water  - Home - A Sweet Simple Life Feeling sassy? I am. I found this brilliant, brilliant idea on Sitno Seckanovia via my favorite website ever.... drumroll please... Pinterest! How did I ever survive without it? 4 Things You’ll Feel Right Before a Heart Attack When your body tries to tell you something, how well do you listen? With many health issues, your body sends out signals that something has gone awry. Of course, listening to your body when it complains that you just ate too much spicy food or you have a minor cold coming on may not be of life-shattering importance. However, when it comes to your heart, listening to your body is crucial — because ignoring or misinterpreting these bodily signals can be deadly. In fact, researchers at Duke University Medical Center have recently determined that unrecognized myocardial infarctions (or “silent” heart attacks, in layman’s terms) are much more common than physicians had previously suspected. And unfortunately, they note these silent heart attacks carry a very high risk of death.

DIY Hair Treatments Eggs, yogurt and honey are, at first glance, all components of a tasty breakfast—but they also happen to be hair treatment ingredients, and affordable, all-natural ones at that. And they're not the only ones. Did you know, for instance, that the oils in avocados more closely resemble our own skin's oils than any product in the beauty aisle does? Or that the mild acidity in lemon is an effective—and gentler—alternative to chemical-laden products? Next time your locks need a lift, save money by using one of these kitchen fixes. For All Hair Types

Tiny Studio Flat For Students How do you create a home with just 94 square foot of living space? Sweden’s Lund housing commission AF Bostader designed this contemporary micro apartment for a student. The idea is that a student is busy with classes, social activities and work that not much time is spent at home. But can this tiny studio home be a model for young adults looking for a more simple lifestyle? The interior of this tiny flat looks quite cozy and functional.

Pumpkin Pizza with Crispy Sage Pumpkin Pizza with Crispy Sage When we were at my dad’s house in Illinois, we made homemade pizza for dinner one night. Josh and my dad made a Chicago Deep Dish Pizza and I made Pumpkin Pizza with Crispy Sage. My dad and Josh are similar in many ways, including the way they like their pizza. They prefer pizza with lots of meat and lots of cheese. Drink This; Lose weight How many chemicals are you exposed to in a day? Toxins and chemicals are everywhere. We are exposed to them from pollution, the food we eat, the air we breathe, in our cosmetics, cleaning supplies, in our water, etc. etc If we don't do something to help remove the toxins from our bodies, they can be stored in our system and potentially make us unhealthy. In addition, toxins can slow down weight loss. Do I have your attention now.?