Beauty, Defined: Acai

Acai Berry For Beauty Tipsa·cai(ah-SIGH) n. A berry harvested from an Amazon palm tree in the rainforests of Brazil, rich in antioxidants, amino acids and essential fatty acids.

Ladies, if you haven’t begun eating this fruit and using it in your beauty routine, listen up. Here are some of the amazing goodies açaí pulp contains:

  • A high concentration of antioxidants to combat premature aging; acai boasts ten times the antioxidants in red grapes and up to thirty times the anthocyanins of red wine.
  • A combination of monounsaturated (healthy) fats, dietary fiber and phytosterols to help promote cardiovascular and digestive health.

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My 2014 New Year’s Beauty Resolutions

Beauty ResolutionsI’ve been thinking about my New Year’s resolutions for awhile. After all, I can’t just make decisions for the whole year in one day! While there are plenty of non-superficial goals I have for this year, I thought the beauty related ones would interest you all more.  Here’s what I want out of my looks this year:

1. Take better care of my teeth. White teeth are the key to a healthy beautiful look, and mine aren’t quite in the ivory family yet. I’m using Rembrandt Intense Stain Dissolving Strips for some painless whitening, flossing morning and night, and brushing with GoSMILE Lemonade Whitening Protection Toothpaste ($16 at Amazon).

2. Stop buying clearance makeup. Don’t worry, I’ll keep getting great deals and testing things out for you guys – but 75% off of the drugstore price isn’t a good sign and hasn’t proven effective for me. Continue reading “My 2014 New Year’s Beauty Resolutions” »

Makeup Reviews: Redpoint Airbrush Effects Blushwhip

redpoint cosmetics blushwhip cream blush reviewA long time ago in a DermStore far, far away, I picked up a jar of RedPoint’s Airbrush Effects Blushwhip in Glow, a peachy-pink shade. At first glance I thought to myself, “this is going to get messy.” The crèmelike consistency of the product isn’t what I usually favor, but I’m not one to judge a product by its cover (only its coverage!).

Applied with your fingers, Redpoint Blushwhip is supposed to give a sheer, natural, radiant glow. I was impressed with the results. The color easily blended into my skin, making it look very natural. Because of the consistency, it did make me glow, in contrast to the matte look you get with powder blushes. My complexion was flawless. It was a very satisfying experience, with only a couple of drawbacks.

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Happy Birthday To Me

Publicly wishing yourself a happy birthday on your website is probably generally considered tacky. 

This is me not caring Wednesday Addams

Let’s face it, folks: we’re in the age of social media, self-publishing and more food for our collective narcissism than you’ll find at Golden Corral’s Sunday afternoon buffet. That fact means you have to listen to me and every other blogger bathe in self-absorbed (and self-directed) banter celebrating the anniversary of the day I debuted pink and slimy on this earth.

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Liposuction as cosmetic surgery for middle-aged adults

It’s during the middle-aged years that adults grow wiser, having learned from their previous mistakes. The middle-aged years is also a time when adults start seeing the results of their food choices. Stomachs may begin to balloon, thighs widen and hips thicken. However, diet isn’t the only culprit. Stress also plays a role in what an adult’s body looks like after she enters her middle years. Exercise is one option to slim down, getting back to earlier sizes. But, it’s not the only option.

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