Saturday, June 20, 2015

Honest Beauty is bound for our makeup bag

Jessica Alba already has us living clean and shopping smart. Now, she’s given us one more thing to think about: getting pretty the eco-friendly way. The actress and SELF Contributing Editor announced the forthcoming launch of Honest Beauty on Instagram with this “in-the-lab” snapshot of the collection in the works.

Honest Beauty’s debut, which is slated to hit Target shelves this fall, promises something for everyone, with a clean, natural aesthetic. (Just check out this pretty promo shot of Alba and her team of models.) We don’t know what they used to get those glowing complexions yet, but it’s likely from the collection. Our calendars are marked—how about you?


Thursday, May 21, 2015

Makeup containers that give you more makeup.

Instead of throwing out old makeup tubes, bottles or jars- take them back to where you bought them and receive FREE samples, a lipstick and other green giveaways. Brands such as Orgins, (who takes back any makeup brand) Mac, and Lip ink all participate.  Green has never looked so good. 


Thursday, May 14, 2015

5 Easy Ways to Prevent Food Poisoning

There are more than 3M US cases of food poisoning reported a year.       Food Poisoning isn’t pretty. Protect yourself. 

  1. If food has been sitting out of the refrigerator for more than two hours, toss it. Bacteria doubles every 20 minutes after that.  
  2. Thaw frozen foods in the refrigerator, not the counter 
  3. DON’T rinse poultry- Many lab studies show that at least 83% of raw poultry is contaminated with salmonella or campylobacter bacteria.  Washing it before cooking it significantly increases the chances of spreading it to your sink and countertop. You’re safer just cooking it throughly. Check the temperature of your meat. Poultry cooked at 148 degrees for 3 minutes  kills 99.999999% of salmonella. 
  4. Wash ALL fruits and vegetables. Fruits and Vegetables are susceptible to disease causing microorganisms, which can escape to the pulp inside when being cut.  Berries and leafy greens should be soaked in water for 2 minutes; for extra safety, add lemon juice to the water. 
  5. Avoid salad bars  and buffets at restaurants. Half of food borne illnesses are linked to restaurant dishes- and the riskiest ones are those that sit out for longer than 2 hours. If you love buffets pick a busy restaurant, where food trays are frequently refilled. 

For the latest list of foods that may be contaminated visit the FDA website. 

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