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Top 5 Makeup and Beauty Tips

Well, we all know that ladies are more aware of their health than men. They have this desire to always look their best especially to the eyes of the opposite sex.
Oftentimes, they go to too much problems just to maintain their good body and beautiful attendance.

They go on strict diet plan, training frequently, undergo treatment plans, visit spas, and put on makeup and so much more just to take care of their health.

Definitely, most women might want to be at their best all of the time. However, staying healthy and attractive has a cost. Health and beauty treatments and goods may cost lots of money.

Makeup on it’s own can already leave a female empty handed though workout and dieting can eat up nearly all of her time. Fortunately, ladies nowadays have far better opportunities with handy beauty and health tips that probably won’t cost them a fortune.

There are 5 beauty and health tips that deliver success without spending too much money:

1. Enough sleep and relaxation

Stress and anxiety can draw you down. For a person who is troubled about her beauty and health, you must eliminate stress. Get enough sleep by sleeping at least 6 to eight hours daily.

Rest every here and there by having a couple of days off work, go on a trip, or just do something calming such as watching a dvd or reading a magazine. By doing so, you avoid the early signals of getting older like facial lines, dry skin, and discoloration.

2. Balanced diet

Having a balanced meal every day has to be a part of your beauty and health regimen. Be aware for oily and fatty food along with alcoholic and carbonated beverages.

Change to a much better diet that involves a lot of fruit and veggies, fish, lean meat, and whole grain products. Furthermore, having foods full in antioxidants and fiber may also aid your body remove toxins and lower cholesterol levels.

3. Drink plenty of water

The easiest way to take care of your over-all healthiness and beauty is by having water everyday. It truly is more effective than some other drinks around since pure water can hydrate the body and detox it naturally. Water can feed the skin, maintain it moisturized, and protect it from dryness.

4. Correct hygiene

Having a healthy and wonderful figure starts in you. Proper habits is the important thing to keeping your beauty and health.

Taking a shower on a daily basis, removing your makeup before going to sleep, and using the suitable skincare goods are basically a few of the methods to help you maintain your body from health issues.

Have an reliable beauty and health routine you will stick to so you are confident of keeping your body’s entire health.

5. Almost always visit your doctor

Every here and there, beauty and health goods are being launched in the market. They guarantee buyers of positive effects and attract everyone by promotion and advertisement.

Don’t fall into their traps since they’re not absolutely as good as they claim to be. Always visit your doctor before utilizing these beauty and health products before buying them.

Stop Dieting Already! Sensual Eating for Health, Beauty and Piece of Mind

Here we go again. It’s the beginning of the year and I hear all the same old buzz about resolutions to lose weight and get fit as new years past. “I’m going on the pickles and beef jerky diet!” “I’m never going to eat another cookie again!” “It’s turkey breast and broccoli for the next 6 months!” Inevitably, by January 15, habits will revert back to the way they were in December, if not worse, as failure-induced depression sets in. But wait, there is no need to hate food to love your body, or vice-versa.

Take this advice from a serious foodie (a person devoted to sensuous enjoyment of good food and considers food to be an art, on a level with painting or drama) who read my mother’s college nutrition texts cover-to-cover from the time I was ten, on how to make the healthy connection between food and sensuality, no matter whether you are a gourmet or can barely boil water.

Skip fake foods and supplements, and eat real.

To make your healthy transformation easier, the first step is to change your thinking. Look at the whole picture. Sure, you may want to drop a few pounds of extra fat, but is that all? Do you want healthy, supple skin? How about more energy for doing fun activities? Would you like to enjoy gorgeous shiny hair? How about fewer bouts of influenza, constipation, or indigestion? What you put into your body directly effects how well or poorly it functions. Nutrients from supplements are generally not as complete as the nutrients found in foods, and supplements contain only the ones that have already been discovered by scientists.

There are still loads of nutrients that have not even been discovered yet. Think of all the new ones just brought to our attention in the last decade alone, so just eat the foods and gain the benefits of the known and the unknown goodies. Eat as many whole foods – unprocessed foods that are in their natural state as possible.

Focus on adding more nutritious foods to your diet, and don’t dwell on depriving yourself of less nutritious, calorie rich foods.

The point is, the more you eat the foods you want in your body, automatically, the less room there will be to stuff yourself with the things you could stand to eat less of. In this day and age I should never hear comments like, “healthy food doesn’t taste good”. Although it is best to eat fresh and local, we have access to an infinite variety of things to eat, and all of them can’t taste horrid. Unless an item is chocked full of calories and completely empty of nutrients, don’t label it a “bad” food. These may be foods to not eat every day, but don’t focus on them and you’ll be surprised, your obsession with them will subside.

Honor your sense of taste–promise yourself never to eat food you don’t like.

Eating unsatisfying food adds unnecessary calories that could better be used eating what you truly love. This rule applies to healthy foods and junky foods alike. If you are repulsed by cabbage, don’t force yourself to eat it. Eat broccoli or spinach instead. If you think Hershey’s chocolate tastes grainy and sickeningly-sweet, don’t settle for it just because you are hungry at the vending machine. Grab some nuts and save yourself for a nice couple of Godiva squares later.

Savor your food, don’t stuff your face.

Mindful eating is one of the most enjoyable and beneficial methods of controlling weight. Take your time and chew each bite thoroughly before swallowing. Don’t multitask while eating, turn off the television and pay attention to your food. Eat with all of your senses. Let yourself discover how it smells, the temperature, the texture, how it looks, and even it’s sound. It’s sensual and pleasurable and you will inevitably eat less because you will notice that you are full sooner.

Embark on food adventures regularly.

Variation keeps boredom at bay. Here’s a challenge: vow to try 2-3 new foods this month. Either prepare them at home or order them in a restaurant. What’s the worst that can happen? If you think something tastes hideous, then it’s not for you, big deal. If it is not so good but not terrible, consider trying the food again prepared differently. As a child I hated zucchini because my mother steamed it in the microwave. When I rediscovered zucchini sautéed in olive oil with spices, sweet onions and red peppers I fell in love. This month I am trying:

  • Quinoa
  • Butternut squash
  • Ground flaxseed

When experimenting with cooking, there are a few suggested items to have on hand that are nutritious and extremely versatile to cook with to make all the difference between bland and exciting. These are extra-virgin first cold pressed olive oil, fresh garlic, turmeric, paprika, cayenne pepper, and whole black peppercorns.

Here is a list of highly nutritious food items to try for the first time, or to just add more of to your diet. Be adventurous and try other things not on this list as well. I would love to hear all about your experiences.







bok choy

Swiss chard

dark chocolate

extra virgin olive oil







oat bran

wheat germ

ground flaxseed

brown rice




wild rice



butternut squash

sweet potatoes



wild salmon









Yoga – Melding Mind, Body and Health

I am happy to say that I have been a yoga practitioner for eight years. As a lifelong runner, I felt something was missing from my workouts. I did some weight training, but it wasn’t until I took my fifth class with Rose that it hit me. I needed yoga and I’d have to find time to fit it into my life.

Upon the completion of my first class, I realized that after forty-four years of living, coupled with the daily abuse my mind and body absorbs, my entire being was in need of a major overhaul. My mind was running in too many directions and required that I rein it in. I could hear the words flowing from Rose’s lips as she sat in postures only three-year olds should be able to squeeze into. “Relax your mind. Relax your body and remember to breathe.” Remember to breathe? I could hardly find a wisp of air to replenish my lungs with as I stood, shaking, in what appeared to me to be a tangled mess.

My mind too was tangled with the nagging question of how Rose was able to say a single word as she spoke clear sentences of instruction to her class while tie up in the same pose that I was attempting to strike. “Remember, she continued, I must see you in the pose for it to count.” It wasn’t enough that I, a runner and weight trainer, was embarrassed at my lack of yoga skill. Now my teacher had to see me struggling to make a pose for it to count. I continued to struggle while watching others who appeared to have a better grasp of poses.

After class some students relaxed and sipped tea and ate homemade cookies. I was worn out and didn’t want to stand so sitting and talking made complete sense. As I listened and observed, I carefully crafted an opinion of each person’s yoga skills. They were more flexible than me and understood how to get into the poses as they were instructed. I was not and felt inferior. I wanted to lose my ego when practicing yoga, but wasn’t ready. Miffed, but not angry with myself, I began to drift away thinking of other pursuits that I successfully balanced my desire and ego. My wife and kids were one and work was another.

As if she could hear my thoughts, Rose looked in my direction while speaking to her students and said smiling, “Remember, yoga is a personal practice. It is never a competition. Some days you will find it easier to flow than others. One side of your body may be tighter than the other. It’s okay. With practice, you’ll begin to see improvement in strength, flexibility and inner peace.”

Inner peace? How on earth is this stuff going to help me, I pondered as I painfully sat with my legs crossed. The years of running on the street now reminded me how painfully tight my hips were. I had limited flexibility and struggled to focus on anything but the pain this lady thirty years my senior and all of 100 pounds had put me through. I move around on the floor to find a comfortable position and smiled at Rose. A mother of three whose kids were now parents, she was an inspiration to many.

I drove home listening to music wondering what I had gotten myself into. Was it really worth the pain and humility? All this talk of inner peace, while flowing through a posture, and breathing appeared out of reach for me. The leaves on the trees were flowing and birds were flying and landing effortlessly, so why couldn’t I capture some of nature’s spirit and channel it into beautiful yoga poses?

I plopped down onto my den floor, staring up at my ceiling as I stretched out on my body one muscle at a time. My wife, Meg wanted to know how things went and my answer surprised her. “Babe, things didn’t go so well. I struggled and made a mess of the yoga poses. I thought that everyone was looking at the new guy and laughing internally.”

“I know how competitive you can be, so this must be difficult for you. It’s only your first class Scott. Do you think that most of the people in class today could go on a five mile run with you and finish?”

This was an interesting question and I immediately understood her point. “Of course they couldn’t, they’d have to build up their endurance a little bit at a time.” I got it then. It was foolish for me to think that I could jump into an exercise class and be up to speed with those who regularly attended.

The next day at work I felt energized. Perhaps it was the good night’s sleep I had and maybe my yoga class had kicked in with a dose of needed energy.

I attended two more of Rose’s classes and then I found myself back once a week. Three months passed and little by little my stiffness and limited flexibility improved. My joints and muscles were feeling good and I could touch my toes while breathing for the first time since high school. A physical and mental transformation was occurring as if in slow motion and I welcomed it. A noticeable increase in energy along with better overall focus had me believing that Rose was really on to something.

Treatments – Day Spa – Beauty and Massage

A day spa is the next best thing. Being pampered and taken care of for even a few hours is a great way to be good to yourself. A day spa is just that-a location where you can go relax for the day and enjoy the treatments and amenities they have to offer. This is great if you have a shorter time window to escape. It is the best place to get a variety of relaxing treatments. One can allow themselves an opportunity to meditate and relax while enjoying the services of the spa.

A day spa is a business where people can go to receive special treatment. Treatments might include massage, facials, waxing, body treatments, and skin exfoliation. A day spa is a not to be missed lifestyle activities by today’s urban working ladies. It is a weekly routine for ladies to love themselves within a few hours time here from a top to toe relaxation treatments that re-energize their body and soul.


Natural Reflex Therapy” (soft tissue techniques and reflex points) is combined with the typical broad, flowing strokes and pressure point manipulations of Swedish massage. An outstanding approach to alleviating stress and pain. Natural ingredients like licorice root, papaya, and green tea extract are wonderful when added to cosmeceuticals to relieve the itching and redness often associated with sensitive skin conditions. Innovative formulations containing oxygenating proteins to absorb daily abuse on our skin can retard the aging process.


Massage reduces muscular pain, improves blood circulation and offers great relaxation. However, it is important that a registered massage therapist must do the massage. Massage, facials, and much more are available for men and women alike. A massage just might be the answer after a long day on the links. Massage, water and detoxification treatments, care of skin and body conditions all contribute to optimum wellness. Wellness Spas will continue to evolve as the demand for fully natural health care increases.

Massages of this sort concentrate on manipulating parts of the hands, feet and/or ears which practitioners feel are linked to other parts of the body. Various reflexology techniques are found in many day spas.


Travelers can revitalize and nourish their skin with an aloe wrap, or unwind with a comforting hot-stone massage. Travel immerses you in a land of unexplored and unexpected vistas. Mimic that feeling by dining in a restaurant you have never been to in a part of town you rarely frequent.


Full Body Treatment – Most women going to a spa want “the works” done to receive the most comprehensive treatment possible. A full body treatment usually includes cleansing with fruit enzymes including tropical favorites such as mango, papaya, pineapple and orange.


Visitors most certainly do not feel claustrophobic, as the spa’s building consists of wide open spaces, high ceilings and tall doors. Visiting a day spa is something that can be worked into a routine and repeated visits can teach you to appreciate yourself, your own body and the positive strength within it.