Alcohol and Makeup

So today we are gonna talk about alcohol and makeup but no its not the fun kind. Instead its the healthy kind. 

While different types of makeup can do different things there is one product that can help all your makeup in one essential way, Isopropy Alcohol. Isopropyl alcohol is very effective at santizing and restoring your makeup essentials. 

Isopropyl alcohol is a colorless, flammable liquid, used in rubbing alcohol and as a solvent. 

Sanitizer - spray a light mist over your makeup to protect your makeup from bacteria and debris.

Repairs- Have broken mica (used in shadows, blushes, or foundations) well no need to pout. Simply mash it up more and add alcohol to smooth out those cracks. 


Walnuts for Weight Loss

Walnuts are relatively high in fat and calories, so why are they such a great addition to your weight loss program? The key may lay in the walnut’s anti-inflammatory properties and its nutrients: research has shown that inflammation and obesity are closely linked. Naturally, if you reduce the level of inflammation associated with weight gain, you’re more likely lose those kilos.

Walnuts are rich in the following anti-inflammatory agents. Keep in mind that this is just a list of the most basic ones!
• Copper
• Omega-3 fatty acids
• Tannins
• Flavonoids (see our articles on dark chocolate for more info on why you should have flavonoids in your diet if you want to lose weight!)

Just in case you’re still worried about the fat and caloric content of walnuts, Loma Linda University did a study in 2005 published in the British Journal of Nutrition, disproving any such worries. It found that, “The weight gain from incorporating walnuts into the diet (control-->walnut sequence) was less than the weight loss from withdrawing walnuts from the diet (walnut-->control sequence). Our findings show that regular walnut intake resulted in weight gain much lower than expected and which became non-significant after controlling for differences in energy intake.”

If the idea of walnuts in your diet bores you, use them to diversify up some other dishes you may eat and should be eating:
• Use walnuts as toppings in your low fat yogurt
• Sprinkle some into your salads
• Use them in dishes like couscous, brown rice (no one trying to lose weight should eat white rice), and quinoa
• Eat them as toppings in frozen yogurt or alongside cheese or dips
As you likely know, nut allergies are an increasing concern in Western countries. If you think you or someone you share space with may have a nut allergy, it’s best to get tested and/or consult with them before incorporating this super food into your diet, as nut allergies can sometimes be fatal.
For more information:
Bes-Rastrollo M, Sabate J, Gomez-Gracia E, Alonso A, Martinez JA, Martinez-Gonzalez MA. Nut consumption and weight gain in a Mediterranean cohort: The SUN study. Obesity (Silver Spring). 2007 Jan;15(1):107-16. 2007. PMID:17228038.
Inflammatory concepts of obesity: 


Cream Blush

Who is Cream Blush best for?
  1. Dry Skin – If you have dry skin then cream blushes are going to work amazingly for you. If you use a powder blush on top of your dry skin the powder can enhance the dry look of your skin and make your cheeks look very dull. However, using a cream blush will add extra moisture to your skin and add a youthful glow to your skin that a powder blush won’t provide.
  2. Aging Skin – As we age our skin tends to get drier. Using a cream blush will automatically add a youthful glow back to your face along with a dewiness we tend to lose as we get older.
  3. Cold Climates – A cream blush is ideal for those of you who live in colder climates, or during the colder months. Cream blushes sit on the skin and add moisture that the cold air takes away. For those of you who live in warmer climates or where it’s humid, a cream product can actually slide, melt or make you look more oily. It’s best to use a cream blush in the colder seasons or if you live in a cold climate.
How to Apply
  1. Fingers – This is by far my favorite method of applying cream blush. Using your clean two middle fingers, pat your fingers into the blush picking up some of the product. Smile and apply the blush to the apples of the cheeks and blend the color backward. If you feel you have applied too much color, use a sponge like a Beauty Blender and pat over the top to pick up some of the color until you get your desired color.
  2. Cheek Highlighter Brush – This brush has a soft, flat top that allows you to stipple the cream blush onto your cheeks. Gently stipple the brush into the blush picking up a small amount. Apply it the same way by smiling and placing on the apples of your cheeks and blend backward. Using a brush isn’t my favorite method as it applies too much and you will probably have to go back with a sponge and remove some color.
  3. Beauty Blender or Sponge – The only thing I recommend using this for is for tapping off any excess color on your cheeks and blending the color out.