Month: June 2014

David’s tea- 911 Organic Cold

 

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I’ve been struggling for the past few days with this terrible cold and incredibly sore throat… The copious amounts of pollen that is floating around the air isn’t helping the situation one bit.  I find it hard to function on a typical day without a large cup of David’s Tea… However, when I’m under the weather that one large cup turns into five.  The 911 Organic Cold tea is the perfect remedy for that dry, itchy sore throat and gives you that warm feeling in your belly.  If you haven’t tried David’s Tea before, do yourself a favour and stock up…

911 Organic Cold: Caffeine free

Bad colds require great interventions. Take this tea, for example. It’s a deliciously soothing mix of peppermint, juniper berries and orange peel. Pretty great, right? If that’s not extreme enough for you, you could try eating raw garlic, or gargling salt water, or inhaling lots of steam.

Organic: Peppermint, juniper berries, orange peel. With natural eucalyptus and orange flavouring*.

Check out some other cold fighting faves:

 

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Cocktail hour: The Moscow mule

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Moscow Mule

Serves 2

Classic cocktail made with vodka, ginger beer, fresh lime juice and lots of lime. It’s the perfect summer beverage to cool down and relax with!

  Ingredients:

1 lime, cut in half
4 ounces vodka
8 to 12 ounces ginger beer (or ginger ale)
fresh lime slices, for garnish
fresh mint leaves, for garnish (optional)
lots of ice

Instructions:

Fill two short glasses (Moscow Mules are normally served in copper mugs) with lots of ice. Divide the ginger beer and vodka between the two glasses. Squeeze half a lime in each glass and give it a gentle stir. Garnish with lime and mint. Enjoy!

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High heel advice: We all want it

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When it comes to looking stylish, nothing beats a gorgeous pair of high heels. Heels make your legs look longer, your body look slimmer, and your whole outfit just a little more polished. Unfortunately, for many women, they also make your feet hurt something awful! Thank shoe designers’ propensity for pointy toes, spindly heels, and narrow silhouettes for your aching post-heel feet. And while according to the American Podiatric Medical Association, you should get rid of any shoes that cause any discomfort, the fashionista in you likely finds that hard to comply with. That’s why you need strategies to help you make your high heels work for you, not against you. Read on for tips on wearing your high heels comfortably (or at least more comfortably).

Buy the right size:

 Sure, seems obvious, but when’s the last time you got measured when you bought shoes? Podiatrists know that feet can grow larger as we get older (and pregnancy can result in longer or wider feet, too). That’s why it’s crucial to have your feet measured every time you buy shoes. Make sure there’s a thumb’s width between your longest toe and the front of the shoe, to give your toes room to move. For heels, this means you may need to go up a size to get a comfortable fit.
Stick to round toes. Lucky for us, round-toed shoes are back in style this season! Where pointy toes can wrench your big toe inward, causing joint pain, crunched toes, and even the beginnings of bunions, round toes allow your toes to lie flat and spread out naturally. That makes for much more comfort. And if you can’t swear off your pointy toes completely? Have some round-toed shoes to alternate with the pointy ones.

Don’t go too high:

Podiatrists agree that a heel of one to two inches is a good choice for comfort and foot health. And with kitten heels still such a big look, that’s great news. Avoid three- or four-inch heels, which put undue pressure on the ball and bones in the front of your foot.

Tailor your width:

Sometimes the toe isn’t the problem — it’s the width. Many fashion shoes come in a standard medium width. But if you have wide feet, medium-width shoes will feel uncomfortable. When you find a pair of shoes you love, see if they come in a wide width; if not, a shoemaker can usually stretch the shoes to widen the toe box, enhancing the comfort of the shoe.

Cushion up:

When you have the shoe size and style right, it’s time to think about cushioning. Many fashion shoes come with less-than-adequate cushioning on the area you need it most: right under the ball of your foot. Especially when you’re wearing heels, which shifts your weight fully onto the ball of your foot, ample cushioning will help your feet stay comfy. If your shoes don’t have enough, consider adding some with a shoe insert. A brand called Foot Petals makes Tip Toes ($6.95), a flower-shaped insert that provides great cushioning.

Alternate:

Wearing heels for many days in a row can make your feet feel ravaged. To maintain some comfort, switch between heels and a flatter pair of shoes. Although heels elongate your legs when you’re wearing a skirt, they are less important when you are wearing trousers, so give feet a rest on those days.

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Product Review: Maybelline Instant Age Rewind Eraser

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Maybelline Instant Age Rewind Eraser Dark Circles Concealer is a super-concentrated and pigmented liquid concealer combined with goji berry and haloxyl to help erase the appearance of dark circles and puffiness around the eyes. It has a unique tube design in that when you twist the top, product will be released in the round, squishy applicator sponge.

Maybelline Instant Age Rewind Eraser Dark Circles Concealer is available in (6) shades: Fair, Light, Medium, Honey, Neutralizer and Brightener. Although the neutralizer shade can be used on it’s own, it’s also recommended for extreme dark circles to apply underneath your regular concealer for maximum coverage. The brightener shade is pink based used to brighten up areas of the eyes and face.

I’ve had a hard time finding an under eye concealer that has all day coverage and doesn’t end up caking in my eye creases.  Even after setting some concealers with powder, I still end up with a result that I’m not 100% happy with.  However, after spending hundreds of dollars on fancy brands and packaging… I decided to take some advice from an online tutorial and try this product out.  I was really happy with the all day coverage and easy application of this concealer.  I went with a shade that was a few shades lighter than the shade I use on the rest of my face.  The sponge applicator is great for evenly dispensing the product and I use a beauty blender sponge to work the concealer into the under eye area.  Overall I am very happy with the Maybelline Instant Age Rewind Eraser and I would recommend it to anyone who needs a little under eye lift.