Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Look YOUR Best For Less

 5 money saving and effective beauty tricks that will have your skin and bank account smiling =) 

1) Oils: The same oils you use for cooking are some of the best moisturizers for the skin!  Two of my favorite are grape seed oil for night use. Grape seed oil is great for brightening the skin because of its  HIGH vitamin C content. For day use, I love olive oil.  Olive oil is rich in antioxidants that protect against free radicals created by exposure to sunlight! Mix with an SPF 30 to increase protection. 

2) Baking Soda: Use as a facial wash!!! Mix a Tbs of baking soda in any facial wash. The baking soda will balance skins PH, fight blemishes and increase circulation for a beautiful glow. BONUS: Mixing baking soda with lemon juice treats yellow nails and age spots.    

3)  Walnuts: Walnuts are LOADED with omega-3 and 6 fats decreasing aging inflammation. 

4)De-puff eyes with green tea! Wet the green tea bags with water and freeze them,apply to eyes for 3-5 minutes. 

5)Coconut Oil: This oil is proven to stimulate hair growth and moisturize hair.   Once a week, apply to scalp for 20 minutes before hopping in the shower! LOVE. LOVE. LOVE. 

EXTRA BONUS:   The video below demonstrates an incredible, weekly, skin tightening routine.


Sunday, April 13, 2014

Steps To Making Your Fierce looks last throughout the day

There's nothing like that first morning selfie. You look as  fierce as a tiger! 

Then, by mid-day that fierceness takes a turn and your stripes slowly start fading and smudging away.  

Avoid this dilemma with Lifestyle of Beauty's steps to making your fierce looks last all day!

1) Lipstick:

Apply a translucent powder all over your lips and line your lips with a nude lip liner around the outside and on the inside of the lip. The liner will act as a base and will help lock in the lipstick color. Then, add two layers of lipstick. After your first application blot your lips with a tissue. The tissue will absorb oils from the first coat leaving a drier texture for the second coat. Set with a matching lip stain.   

2) Blush: 

Layer it! Its good to have a creme blush and a powder blush. Apply the powder blush first and then sweep the creme blush over the powder and set once again with powder.

3) Eye makeup: 

Start with an eye primer all over the lid, apply eyeshadow first and then a waterproof liquid liner. To set the liner and to soak up any makeup diminishing oils, go back over the liner with a translucent powder or a matching eyeshadow shade.

4) Foundation:  

Most foundations wear off fast because women tend to choose the wrong foundations for their skin type. Dry skin types should use a moisturizing foundation and add an oil based sunblock or any soothing oil before application. The oil will act as a barrier between the skin and makeup keeping the foundation from seeping into lines.  Oily skin types should use clay based foundations. They’re the best at controlling makeup robbing oil. To help foundation last even longer, add  a face primer targeted for your skin type before applying foundation.  

The result:  Makeup that will last all night!

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Four Power Greens That Should Be Included In Your Diet

Knock, Knock
Who’s there?
Lettuce Who?
Lettuce in and you’ll find out! hahahaa... Okay, Okay.. .Lettuce begin... ;) 

To get the most out of a workout, eat arugula! Arugula contains more nitrates than other veggies! Nitrates help muscles use oxygen more efficiently allowing you to workout harder and longer. 

Eat asparagus to improve digestion and eyesight. Asparagus is rich in inulin. Inulin is a probiotic that promotes healthy gut bacteria. It’s also loaded with vitamin A, zeaxanthin and lutein all beneficial for eye health. 

A strong, digested body is going to need strong bones, so eat more bok choy.  Bok choy is loaded with calcium and vitamin K which binds calcium to the bone! 
Eat Peas to stay slim. They are loaded in fiber and protein and contain resistant starch; a carb our body CAN’T digest, so eating peas before any meal, helps you eat less and you’ll feel fuller hours after your meal.  

Sunday, March 2, 2014

The Hangover Cure

Did someone slip a hangover in your drink last night?  Follow these steps to alleviate the pain. You'll feel better and I'm sure "you'll never drink again" right? ;) 

Step 1:  Pop ibuprofen. It eases headaches and body aches and may reduce alcohol related inflammation. 

Step 2: Water. Water. Water. DUH! Dehydration makes hangover symptoms worse. The more you drink the better you'll feel. Water removes toxins out of your system faster. 

Step 3:  If you can get out of bed, Walk briskly or do a 10 minute aerobic video. Increasing blood flow to your liver and kidneys helps move the alcohol out of your system faster. 

Step 4: Pop a B-100 supplement! B vitamins promote healing in the body.  Alcohol soaks up B vitamins pretty quickly.  It's also a good idea to take one before you drink!