Month: June 2014

Introducing the New Beauty Wonder Fruit

 

pricklypearMost Beauty Mavens know about the Incredible Benefits of the Great Aloe plant leaf. Few Beauty experts know about an even better wonder fruit…the Prickly Pear.

The Prickly Pear is a Cactus-born fruit Originated from Mexico, and its also been found in the Southwest of America. Though this plant has an initially intimidating appearance, its reddish orange flower bulbs are both beautiful and edible. This sturdy plant can thrive in various areas, even in droughts, and is tolerant of different types of soils, temperatures, and moisture levels.

Though not as well known as other super foods, Prickly Pear has incredible health and beauty benefits that any skincare expert can appreciate. Here are some of the benefits of the amazing fruit:

  • Prickly Pear can be eaten raw, boiled, or grilled. It’s also often used in juice and jams.
  • According to the Mayo Foundation for Medical Education and Research, preliminary studies have shown that the consumption of prickly pear extract may decrease blood glucose levels in patients with type 2 diabetes.
  • Research also shows that eating this fruit can actually help curb a hangover.
  • Prickly Pears are full of essential dietary fiber, vitamin C, calcium, magnesium, and antioxidants

Prickly Pear seeds also reduce dark circles, signs of aging as well as softens your skin. Each small seed is approximately 5% oil, almost 60 lbs. of seeds must be used in order to extract just 34 oz. of oil. Additionally, this plant’s oil is known as an excellent deep conditioning treatment, making hair extra glossy and shiny.

Wow! Sounds like a Beauty Wonder to me! Next time you’re out shopping at Whole Foods, make sure to find “Prickly Pear” in that healthy Juice you want to buy. One option that I know tastes delicious is Frusante, Available here.

Are you going to try this incredible fruit?

Try this Summer Weightloss Shake

With the hot Summer heat, we want something cold to drink, but choosing that Frappuccino at Starbucks does not do our Bikini Weightloss goals any good. I found this Shake on Social Media and wanted to share. It looks Incredibly Yummy!! What do you think?

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Here’s the Ingredients:

2 scoops TLS nutrition shake *small handful of lightly salted cashews (amount as pictured!) *1/2 scoop of MochaTonix to kick me into gear and get me moving! *1 frozen banana *10oz unsweetened GMO free coconut milk or Almond or Soy whichever you prefer *small handful of ice & blend!!

 

What do you think?

How to get the Modern Cat Eye look

Do you just love someone’s Cat Eye? And you wanted to try it yourself at home, and lets just it put this way..it didn’t look quite the same. Don’t fret, the Cat Eye look is not an easy one. However, if you’re feeling a little adventurous enough try this simple How-to by the Incredible @elymarino from Instagram! Get the look here

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What do you think of this look? Gonna try it?

Where will you take your PURE H20 Filtered Bottle?

Water is essential for keeping us hydrated and staying awake throughout the day. Water also helps us with our weight-loss goals. You should be drinking at least half of your body weight in ounces everyday. Having a handy Water bottle by your side that is lightweight and keeps your water cold is Ideal for helping you stay hydrated.

With all the worry about where our drinking water comes from, having a Filtered bottle makes even more sense!{ Unless you like clogging our landfills and recycling centers up with your Plastic bottles (Which by the way can cancer if you leave those plastic store-bought bottles in the Sun)}.  Introducing a Better Water Bottle that you will be sure to fall in love with! The PUREH20 Filtered Stainless Water Bottle!!

USA_PureH2OWater-Bottle_-SocialMediaGraphic_CS24855Whether you’re a Gym lover :

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Or taking your Dog for a walk

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Or even chilling at the beach or park at a summer picnic

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Ready to stay hydrated? Go here to get yours today 🙂

Where will your PURE Bottle go?

Coaching May Be For You

Coaching for your Future Are you looking for someone who will hold you accountable to achieving your goals? Career coaching and mentoring may be what you need to accomplish what you really want in your career. Your friends and family certainly love you…

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Another great Tutorial using #MotivesCosmetics

The incredibly talented and beautiful @ElyMarino created this beautiful look using all #MotivesCosmetics. What do you think?

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1.Begin by applying “Birch” (mavens palette) underneath the brow bone! Taking “Vino” Apply in the crease and blend till there are no harsh edges

2.Taking “Raven” (mavens palette) apply in the outer “V” and sweep in the crease! Blend!!

3.Using “MoonLighting” pigment pat over the entire lid keeping underneath the crease

4.Using “Little Black dress gel liner“apply onto the water line! Smudge out using Raven, Moonlighting, Naughty Mauve and to highlight the inner corner use Allure” paint pot! Making sure to slightly over lap each color to get a nice transition between colors

5.Apply mascara to both top and bottom lashes

 

Pretty pretty..what do you think?

Which Drink is Better?

As summer approaches and the weather warms up, the first thing we want is something cold to drink. I was curious to find drinks that Panera Bread advertises as their “Summer Drinks” to be anything but nutritious, refreshing or healthy. Now, there are a few options on their menu you can choose to satisfy these requirements. Lets first look at their “Frozen Mocha”

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Craving coffee and something sweet? Many people choose Frozen Chocolate drinks as their drink of choice. Besides the 540 calories in the drink, lets look deeper at whats in the drink…

Water, mediterranean blend (100% arabic coffee extract, cane sugar, natural & artificial mocha flavor, xanthan gum), half and half (milk, cream, disodium phosphate), bittersweet chocolate flavored syrup (corn syrup, sugar, water, sweetened condensed milk [pasteurized milk, sugar], alkalized cocoa powder, natural flavors, glycerin, guar gum, xanthan gum, potassium sorbate as preservative, salt, carrageenan, chocolate, citric acid), whipped cream (cream, water, sugar, non-fat dry milk, mono and diglycerides, carrageenan, dextrose, natural vanilla). 

Way too many gums, corn syrups and words that I can’t pronounce! This drink is anything but healthy.

Instead of  choosing the Frozen Mocha, to crave your Coffee Sweet tooth, choose an “Iced Mocha”, this is still going to be high in sugar, but there’s a whole lot less artificial ingredients in this one. Now the hot version has 360 calories at Panera Bread, but I’d bet it’s a lot less over ice. A basic Iced Mocha at any Coffeehouse consists of; Espresso, chocolate syrup, Milk (soy is best option when available, if not then Whole MILK), and Ice.

Another popular Summer Drink is the Frozen Lemonade, this contains 160 calories. But there really is no nutritional content or benefits like drinking Iced Tea. It’s basically all sugar. Here’s the ingredient list of Panera Bread’s Frozen Lemonade : Water, lemonade concentrate (sugar syrup, water, concentrated lemon juice, citrus pulp, natural flavor).

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I’d be wary of the “natural flavors” That could mean anything really… and we have no idea what exactly it is.

A better choice, would be the Acai Berry Iced Tea. It’s fruity and refreshing, and with 0 calories there’s nothing to worry about!

Low-Fat Strawberry Smoothie with Ginseng

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Wow. This one is the most misleading overall! You see “smoothie, low-fat, and ginseng”…so you think That’s Healthy. You couldn’t be more wrong on this one! I heard from a source that Panera Smoothies are made with a powder base, and there are no FRESH fruits in ANY of the smoothies. So stay away. Here’s a look at the ingredients:

Strawberry fruit base (strawberry puree, apple puree, water, sugar, grape juice concentrate, natural flavors, vitamins [vitamin C, niacin, pantothenic acid, B6 and B12], panax ginseng), organic low fat french vanilla yogurt (cultured pasteurized organic low fat milk, naturally milled organic sugar, organic natural vanilla flavor, pectin, vitamin D3, cultures including S. thermophilus, L. bulgaricus, L. acidophilus, Bifidus, L. casei and L. rhamanosus), water.

Strawberry fruit base? grape juice concentrate? natural flavors? All things to be wary of. It is 280 calories , just because there’s only 1.5 grams of fat does NOT make this a healthy drink.

A better option? The Iced Green tea with 90 calories or even better the Tropical Hibiscus Iced tea (which is delicious) which is a fresh brewed 0 calorie Iced Tea.

What are you drinking?

 

All drink ingredients can be found at Panerabread.com

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