10 Unusual Uses for Discarded Eggshells

Anyone who knows me, knows that I read a lot of articles about food from lots of different sources. Over the years I have collected many uses of kitchen staples but one grocery item that always surprised me the most are Eggs.

Many foods do not come in natural packaging that is as useful and versatile as its content.  Eggs are an exception. So, the next time you buy a carton of eggs, be sure to hold onto the eggshells after you are finished with them. Read More

Extreme Bathing at the Banya

Widely celebrated as places of learning, healing, and socializing, spa and bathing rituals have a place of importance in most global cultures. Greek Laconica and Roman Thermae were important ancient meeting spots for education, philosophy, and politics, while Turkish Hammam and Korean Jjimjilbang are still world-famous for their scrub-till-you’re-raw exfoliating treatments. Scandinavia, Europe, Asia no matter where you travel, you are sure to encounter some of the most interesting thermal and hydro-therapy from beauty traditions unbeknownst to the west. Read More

Edible Sunscreen?

Wearing sunscreen is a no brainer, but figuring out what to eat to protect your skin has never been easy-until now. Protect your skin from the inside by tossing these foods into your grocery cart.

1. DARK CHOCOLATE - it’s full of antioxidants and flavonols that not only improve your skin texture but also offer resistance to UV rays. So this gives you another good reason to indulge yourself.

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15 Things You Should Give Up To Be Happy

Here is a list of 15 things which, if you give up on them, will make your life a lot easier and much, much happier. We hold on to so many things that cause us a great deal of pain, stress and suffering and instead of letting them all go, instead of allowing ourselves to be stress free and happy we cling on to them. Not anymore. Starting today we will give up on all those things that no longer serve us, and we will embrace change. Ready? Here we go: Read More

The 5 Most Useful Makeup Brushes in Your Kit

Ever walk up to the makeup counter and find yourself puzzled by the wide array of tool options? Shape, size, and bristle all affect the function of a brush , so it is understandable how overwhelming a Beauty beginner’s purchase can be. Rest assured that every brush does serve a purpose, but it is wise to arm yourself with a set of multipurpose basics before you invest in the extras. I’ve rounded up five of the favorite makeup brushes that deserve a spot in any artist or amateur’s collection. Read More

Guide to Removing Blackheads

Beauties, do you peer into your mirror only to see a speckling of blackheads staring back at you? These pesky clogged pores look as if dirt is stuck in your skin and can even be slightly raised. While it’s always best to seek blackheads treatment before popping pimples and blackheads, we all get the urge to pick at our face. And with the proper technique, you can safely remove blackheads yourself. Read More