Friday, October 24, 2008
Sunday, October 19, 2008
Recipe for a Self-Tanner
• 1 tablespoon white unscented lotion
• 1 tablespoon pure cocoa powder
Mix the lotion and cocoa powder together until very smooth and creamy. Apply to skin using a makeup wedge. You will have a natural glow! Your tan will last until your next shower.
What do you think? If you try it let us know how well it works. Or if you go to the "vault" and try any other recipes give us your opinion of those too. It's pretty cool to be able to make these in your own kitchen!
Monday, October 13, 2008
Beauty Tips by Audrey Hepburn:
For attractive lips,
Speak words of kindness.
For lovely eyes,
Seek out the good in people.
For a slim figure,
Share your food with the hungry.
For beautiful hair,
Let a child run his fingers through it once a day.
Walk with the knowledge you'll never walk alone.
People, even more than things, have to be restored, renewed, revived, reclaimed and redeemed. Never throw out anybody.Remember: if you ever need a helping hand, you'll find one at the end of your arm. As you grow older you will discover that you have two hands; one for helping yourself, the other for helping others
Wednesday, October 8, 2008
*A family member with the disease raises your risk.
*You're still at risk even if you don't have a family history of breast cancer.
*Getting older raises your risk for developing the disease. More than 75% of breast cancers are diagnosed after age 50.
*Being overweight increases your risk.
*Getting a mammogram annually starting at age 40 is the best way to catch the disease in its earliest, most treatable stage. Women who get regular mammograms reduce their chance of breast cancer by 63%.
*Self-exams. Women should check their own breasts so they can know what's normal for them and then they will be able to tell if something changes. They can then contact the appropriate caregiver for evaluation.
Take Charge of Your Own Health
*Exercise. Women who exercise regularly throughout their lives lower their risk.
*Watch the scale. Women who gained more than 20 pounds after menopause were more likely to develop breast cancer. Those who lost 20 pounds or more cut their risk by 57%.
*Get regular mammograms and do regular self-exams.
*Limit the alcohol. Cap it at three drinks a week.
*Eat better: Think high-fiber and low-fat; veggies and vitamins; and lean meat and other sources of protein. Eating 3 or more servings of red meat a week has been linked to an increased risk of breast cancer.
*Know the risks of hormone replacement therapy (HRT): For every 10,000 women taking HRT (yes, even the bio-identical kind), eight preventable breast cancers occur. Understand your personal risks versus benefits before popping that pill.
Some fun pink products that promote awareness are on the market. Dove chocolate "Promises of Hope"candy is wrapped in pink foil. Chinet Casuals are pink paper plates. Breast cancer survivors designed boxes of Celestial Seasonings Cranberry Pomegranate Green Tea. The Susan G. Komen for the Cure Candle is available at Pier One stores.National Breast Cancer Awareness Month started out as a weeklong event in October 1985. It has grown into a monthlong chance to remember those who have died from breast cancer and to honor those who have survived. Pass this info on to the women in your life. You can help make a difference!
Sunday, October 5, 2008
What makes hands look older than their years? They actually get more use and abuse and less pampering than your face. Here are some solutions to make your hands look timeless and beautiful.
Sunspots—UV damages pigment producing cells causing brown spots to form. Slather on that sunscreen!!
Veins—To minimize the color contrast between your skin and the dark veins try using a concealer or use a self tanner. Jewelry and manicures help give you a younger look too. Keep nails short (1/8 inch long). Shorter nails soften the appearance of veins.
Dryness—As we age our skin produces less lubricating oil and loses its ability to hold moisture.
Apply lotion throughout the day. Rub it on immediately after washing your hands to seal in moisture. Before using household cleaners or doing dishes apply lotion or a hand cream and pull on cotton-lined gloves.
Gathered From The Garden has the most wonderful Goat Milk and Honey Lotion. It’s our best seller! It is loved by doctors, nurses, teachers, and others who need to do frequent hand-washing. It comes in many fantastic fragrances. Once you try this lotion, you’ll never try another! $11.00/8oz. or $4.50 for a 2 oz. purse size.
Our Satin and Silk Shea Butter Lotion is excellent for dry skin too. It would work great to put on your hands before gloves to do those chores. $12.00/8 oz.