Monday, August 25, 2008
Wednesday, June 11, 2008
Thanks to Steeping Beauty for the tag!
The rules are posted at the beginning. At the end of the post, the player tags 6 people and posts their names, then goes to their blog and leave a comment, letting them know they’ve been tagged and asking them to read your blog. Let the person who tagged you know when you’ve posted your answer.
1. What was I doing 10 years ago?
I was happily living the life of a yuppie! I was out practically every night after work, spent more than I earned, and had enough energy with very little sleep.
2. What are 5 things on my to-do list today?
meet with a supplier
check my employees' progress on our ongoing project
shoot video greetings for my grandfather and grandmother's wedding anniversary
prepare an appetizer for dinner (asparagus with white cream sauce topped with mozarella cheese -- yum!).
update my blog
3. Snacks I enjoy:
ice cream, cheese, french fries, fruit-flavored cakes, chocolates
4. Places I’ve lived:
5. Things I’d do if I were a billionaire
Invest my money wisely so that I can just live off on the interest, tour around the world with my family, build my dream homes (one in the city, one in a nice vacation area).
6. People I want to know more about:
Creative people usually get me curious about their life and inspirations.
And now I'm tagging these bloggers:
Saturday, June 7, 2008
Sunday, June 1, 2008
Olive oil is rich in vitamin E, a powerful antioxidant. It is easily absorbed by the skin, and it's non-comedogenic so you wouldn't have to worry about clogging your pores.
Here are some ways you can use it in your beauty regimen:
Apply olive oil on your skin after bathing. Pay special attention to the elbows, knees, hands, and feet, which are more prone to dryness.
Extra dry feet and hands? Apply olive oil right before bedtime, wear socks and gloves, and leave them overnight.
Warm olive oil in a pot for a minute and massage it onto your hair and scalp. Leave it on for at least 30 minutes with your hair covered in a shower cap. Shampoo your hair as usual. This treatment helps not just to moisturize your hair, but also to prevent split ends and dandruff.
On a daily basis, olive oil can be used as a leave-in conditioner. Depending on your hair length, put 1-3 drops on your palm, rub your hands together, the apply it on your hair.
Mix olive oil and brown sugar. Apply it on your face or on any part of your body you'd like to exfoliate. Remember to scrub gently, especially if you're using it to exfoliate sensitive areas.
Use olive oil when you get a massage. I personally prefer this over coconut oil because of its scent and non-comedogenic properties. Add a few drops of your favorite essential oil to enhance your massage experience.
Make up Remover
Apply a few drops of olive oil on a cotton ball and remove make up before washing your face with a cleanser.Lip Care
Put a drop of olive oil on your finger and dab it on your lips to soothe dry, chapped lips.
Soak nails in a cup of warm olive oil for a few minutes to strengthen weak nails and soften cuticles.
Thursday, May 22, 2008
Wednesday, May 21, 2008
I endured many years of difficulty falling asleep...then waking up in the middle of the night not being able to go back to sleep...I've tried everything you suggest and more...the only thing that helps me is to stop the caffeine intake...that includes coffee, tea, chocolate anything with caffeine...it has made a tremendous difference for me!! Worth the sacrifice...cheers
Thanks Azure Island Designs! I'm sure other readers would benefit from this.
Just a quick note -- the teas I mentioned in my original post are herbal ones that contain lavender and chamomille, and these do not contain caffeine. I also found a tea called "Nighty Night" by Traditional Medicines specifically formulated to promote nighttime relaxation. So if you must drink coffee or tea, go for the decaffeinated ones.