Saturday, April 23, 2011

Dr. Oz and Neem

Dr. Oz sure has a lot to say. Well, dammit, so do I! Hmm...I remember writing a blog about Neem Oil not too long ago. You can find it here. Well, well, well. It seems that Dr. Oz agrees with the great benefits that Neem has for your all over health! Neem is naturally, anti-fungal, anti-bacterial, anti-inflammatory, and more. Here, Dr. Oz talks about our oral health and how this amazing plant helps beat gum disease and cancer. Did you know that there is a 75% chance of breast cancer if you have gum disease? Crazy, huh? Now, go call you dentist and get some Neem at your local health food store! There are Neem leaves, Neem toothpaste, Neem mouthwash, and more. 

 Here are Dr. Oz's guidelines to healthy gums, teeth, and fresh breath:

Investigate any changes in your oral health
Brush in the morning, at night and after meals with a soft toothbrush or African chew stick
Use a tongue scraper along the length of the tongue to remove odor-causing bacteria
Use an antiseptic mouth rinse
Floss between teeth and inside the crease where the gum and tooth meet
Keep well hydrated and avoid mouth breathing
Don't smoke or be near someone smoking (that can cause smoker's breath too!)
Try chewing on Neem leaves, green cardamom, cloves, parsley, guava peels and gum mastic for breath control
Visit the dentist regularly

Also, here is a website that will give you more information on Neem:

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Kate Middleton's Look for Less

For those of you who don't get a chance to watch The Today Show, I am updating you! I told you I'd keep you informed...Kathie Lee and Hoda discuss how to get Kate Middleton's look for less! I love the dress that can be used casually out to brunch or at the beach, and the fold up shoes that go along with them. And, the hats...Oh, the hats! I want one, I want one!

Will you be watching the Royal Wedding next Friday?

Monday, April 18, 2011

Product Review-Maybelline One by One Mascara

I bought this mascara because, I admit, I'm a sucker for a a new product. I have been using this for about a month now, and I don't really love it. I can't say I would buy it again. It does make my lashes look super long, and it doesn't clump (all big pluses, I know), but it does tend to look dry and stiff on my lashes. 

You can notice in these pictures how long my lashes are with this One by One, but you can also see the tiny "dots" at the top of the lashes, which is just dried up bits of mascara. 

Final verdict? Love the length, but could do without the stiffness...For more mascara reviews, check out my Top 3 here....


Sunday, April 17, 2011

Product Review-Revlon ColorStay Liquid Foundation

Revlon Colorstay Foundation for combination skin

Revlon Colourstay Foundation Softflex Buff

Now, I know what some of you are saying: “Finding a pharmacy store foundation is just too hard!” Well, it can be, but CVS has a great return policy, and if you truly know what your skin tone is, then it isn’t so hard. Try to avoid anything that has overly pink undertones. Most people have pink in there skin and you don’t want your face to look like a Red Hot. You can always add color to your face with blush or bronzer. Also, go a shade lighter than what you think you would need as these kinds of foundations may have a tendency to oxidize on your skin, thus turning a bit darker after applied. The reason I love this foundation is actually because of the color. I was using MAC Studio Fix Fluid, but it just felt like a mask. This one actually melts into your skin and looks really natural. It also stays on for a long period of time and consistently looks fresh. Just make sure to apply it in very thin layers starting at the center of your face and blending it outwards. I would also recommend doing a double cleanse at night to make sure you get it all off. Cleanse once to remove the make up, then again to cleanse your skin.

What's your favorite liquid foundation?

Have a BEAUTIFUL day!