Every skincare company wishes they had a miracle wrinkle cure in a bottle. Some even make false claims. You know, the product that will turn back the clock 20 years!
We've had a hot summer here in Southern California. When it's hot out, nothing sounds better than a nice cool bowl of ice cream for dessert. Don't you agree?
Recently, I needed a yummy dessert for a dinner party we were having. I searched the internet for a cool summer dessert, that was dairy and sugar-free and company good!
I discovered Nice Cream!
Don’t throw caution to the wind while vacationing thinking, I’ll take care of my skin once summer is over. Summertime can be the perfect time to make the changes that will benefit your skin all year long.
You know wearing sunscreen is the #1 priority, but what else can you do to keep our skin in tip-top shape during the summertime?
I recently discovered Farro and think it's a great rice alternative. What is Farro? It's a type of ancient wheat grain that has been eaten for thousands of years around the world. Farro has a lot to offer - lots of fiber, B vitamins, zinc, iron and even a good dose of protein. Recipe from AllRecipes.com.
I'm in the Skincare business, not the Haircare business, BUT, when I find something that works on my own fine, wimpy hair, I shout it from the rooftops!* These are my new go-to products.
Even if you don't have wimpy hair, most of us over 50 would like more shine, less frizz, and more volume in certain areas.
I've recently found products that address all three of these hair issues.
First of all--What is serum?
A serum is a skincare product you can apply to your skin after cleansing but before moisturizing with the intent of delivering powerful ingredients directly into the skin. Serums are particularly well suited to this task because they're made up of smaller molecules that can penetrate deeply into the skin and deliver a very high concentration of active ingredients. This makes them a great tool for targeting specific skincare concerns, like wrinkles.
A serum can be used morning and/or night. Use your Retinol serums at night and your Vitamin C, Peptide, and Plant Stem Cell Serums during the day. Always layer a serum first and moisturizer second. That way, the moisturizer seals in all of the serum's nourishing properties.
How do I know I need a Serum?
Dr. Anjali Mahto, a dermatologist at the Cadogan Clinic, explains:
“The benefits of vitamin C have been known for some time, but are definitely coming more to the forefront lately. This may be because we’re much more aware of our environment and the way it’s affecting our skin – we’re a lot more aware of environmental pollutants such as radiation, sunlight, cancer-causing free radicals and smoke, which break down collagen, stressing the skin and accelerating the aging process. As vitamin C helps to counter that process and can be used to treat such a variety of issues, it’s become a bit of a hero ingredient.”
We just returned from a dream cruise to the Mediterranean where I prepared and sampled some of the best dishes I've ever eaten. We cruised the Oceania, Rivera for 10 days. The Culinary Institute on board the ship is where you'd find me if I wasn't out exploring the sites.
Chef Kelly taught us 5 different ways to prepare fish, from poaching to pan-searing. I now know how to make the perfect scallop!
Once you've tasted tuna salad this way...you'll never go back to canned tuna!
The job requirements for motherhood might read:
"No degree or prior experience required; salary and hours non-negotiable; no paid benefits; lifelong tenure.”
Yet, 85 million women hold this job.
Mom's sacrifice their waistlines, sleep, the backseat of their cars, years of peace and quiet. Is there a reward? Will we make these sacrifices regardless
There is no denying flowers evoke an emotional response in a woman. Just watch a woman's face light up when she receives a bouquet of flowers.
Flowers depict many qualities that women love to be associated with. These include beauty, fragrance, ardent love, grace, charm, daintiness, a new beginning, life, and romance.
We women innately love things which are alive. Flowers—particularly roses—have been symbolic of romance.
Top 5 Spring flowers and their meanings:
Navigating the world of nail services and products can be confusing. The big three in long-wearing manicure options are acrylic nails, gel manicures and now, dip nails.
What is a Dip Manicure? A cross between acrylic and gel, the dip method involves painting nails with a special primer coat, then another coat called the base coat. The finger is dipped in a jar of colored powder. Each finger goes through the process twice and then,