Your Perfect Brow Shape

Eyebrows are a defining feature on the face. While their purpose is to protect the eyes, they are a facial feature women spend ample time grooming. Brushing, trimming, waxing, threading, tweezing, tattooing, coloring… all to get that perfect brow. The price of beauty, right? Eyebrow shape trends come and go, but what’s most important is to get the brow shape that’s most perfect for you.

The first step to determining the best brow look for your face is to go back to your natural brow. Take a break from the plucking and see what your natural brow shape is. Use this as your starting point to determining your best brow shape. You want your eyebrows to complement and balance your features. Sometimes following the trends is not in your best interest.

If you have a rounder face, angular brows may best suit you. Angular faces may look better with a softer brow shape. Your unique face shape should determine your eyebrow shape, not the fashion runway.

Often times, over tweezing, waxing or threading can cause the brows to thin and some hairs may not grow back over time. An eyebrow transplant may be the solution to thin, patchy or non-existent eyebrows. Thanks to new medical technology, eyebrow transplantation is minimally invasive and offers natural results, with no scarring.

Once you have your perfect brow shape, be sure to include the brows as part of your daily moisturizing. A nourishing blend of vegetable oils, vitamin E and C create a non-greasy, enduring texture with an elegant finish. A well-groomed pair of eyebrows adds instant polish to your look and appearance. Naturally groomed brows versus over-tweezed brows are not only easier to maintain, but allow you to put your best face forward.

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Best Before

Everyone knows that it is not such a good idea to eat something that has passed its expiration date. This also goes for medicine. The effects of the medicine wear off after it has passed its expiration date. But what about make up? People just doesn’t seem to realise that make up too has so called ‘best before’ dates.

A mascara for example is only good for a certain amount of time. After that you should exchange it for a new one. That is if you are not keen to have your eyelashes get all messed up and have them fall off more than usual. An old foundation is even worse. Using a too old foundation can cause breakouts, redness and no one wants that. That kind of defeats the purpose of using the foundation in the first place.

I think a big reason why we are not too aware of the expiration dates of our make up is because the cosmetic companies are not required to put expiration dates on beauty products. Personally I think that is crap since it will not only disappoint the customer who doesn’t know about it but it can make people stop using that company’s products. They’ll think it is the product’s and the company’s fault when they get a bad experience when in fact the make up or beauty product is simply too old and has gone bad.

Make up and beauty products do however have dates on them. The month, date and year is printed on the outside package or on the product jar/tube itself. Some have a symbol of a jar with an open lid with a number and a letter. The M stands for month and the Y stands for year, for example, 12M means that it is usable for 12 months. The open lid means that the countdown starts the day the jar is opened.

Here below I will state the most commonly used beauty- and make up products and how long they last.

Mascara

Toss it once it gets clumpy or weird-smelling. Never share mascara because it is a guaranteed way to spread germs. If you want to share use disposable applicators (can be found at Sephora and the like) and never double dip. Usually a mascara is good on the shelf for about three months but it all depends on the mascara.

Liquid foundation and concealer

If the colour is lighter or if it is separated into layers it is already too old and must be tossed. Generally it will last up to a year and if you are a frequent user, it won’t even last that long so you won’t have to worry about using something too old anyway. Avoid getting your liquid foundation and concealer in the sun because that will make them go bad sooner.

Lipgloss

It lasts for a year and if it is too sticky (stickier than normal) then it is a sure sign that it has gone bad.

Lipstick

It can last for two years. As long as it hasn’t gone dry (within those 2 years) it is good to go. You can try lipsticks at the make up counter but never by taking the lipstick directly to your lips. Always ask the salesperson to disinfect it and give you a disposable applicator. They’ll be happy to.

Nail polish

It can last up to 2 years. If it won’t blend when shook and it is in layers then you need to toss it.

Eyeshadow, powder and blush

Can be used for two years. Expired powders are often dryer than new ones.

Fragrances

They can be used for up to 10 years so buying a fragrance is definitely an investment in the future. Perhaps even an investment in love if you’re lucky. Once again, keep it out of sunlight. A dark and cool place, like the bathroom cabinet is a good place for your fragrances.

Lotion

It can be kept for up to 2 years. This to me is the one least likely to be kept for this long however since one tends to use up lotion all too quickly. At least I do. I have to buy ‘em in bulk. Anyway, if the scent has changed or if the colour has yellowed it should be tossed immediately. No last time use either because you can break out. Lotion with a pump lasts longer and it is less prone to bacteria.

Tip! Get yourself a cosmetic sanitizer and brush shampoo. If you clean your makeup and tools regularly you will prevent bacteria from growing and thus have your skin breakout.

Yours truly,

Alexis

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Why I Went Grey

Whether your first grey hairs pop up after 40, or whether your genetics gifted you with premature grey, you’re faced with a decision: let it go or cover up? I found my first grey hairs at age sixteen; “Oh, that’s my side of the family,” my mom remarked. Although I complained about it at the time, secretly I was pleased and hoped it might turn an elegant silver, like Lauren Bacall’s. Such a color seemed to say, “I am powerful and grown up – take me seriously.” But instead the silver threads were barely noticeable, except when they stuck out at crazy angles from the rest of my ‘do.

By the time I was twenty-five, I decided it was time to start coloring. At first I didn’t stray too far from my natural brown, then gradually experimented with auburns, scarlets, even one that called itself “midnight ruby”… which turned my hair a deep eggplant. I spent twenty minutes trying to think of what I could wear that might make my hair look less purple, then finally gave up, put on a purple shirt, and went to work. The oddest part was the surprisingly reactions from my co-workers: everyone loved it. Even my manager, whose response I’d worried about, pronounced it “cool.” Maybe this would turn out to be a good thing after all.

My mom wasn’t thrilled with my accidental new color, but didn’t hold me responsible; after all, I’d been going for something completely different color, more of a dark red than shocking violet. “At least it won’t last,” she counseled upon seeing it. Mom has colored her hair for as long as I can remember, but always a respectable shade of Clairol blonde, mimicking her once-natural color. In his essay “True Colors,” Malcolm Gladwell explains that the success of Clairol’s famous ad campaign (“Does she or doesn’t she? Only her hairdresser knows for sure”) reflected the social politics of hair color among postwar middle class women. For the first time, it was becoming acceptable for respectable wives and mothers to color their hair – a practice that had previously been associated only with “fast” women – but only as long as it wasn’t obvious. “The question ‘Does she or doesn’t she?’ wasn’t just about how no one could ever really know what you were doing. It was about how no one could ever really know who you were… It really meant, ‘Is she a contented homemaker or a feminist?’”

For women, hair is more than an accessory: it’s an extension of identity, a doorway to a world of different possibilities and personas. As Miss Coco herself famously said, “A woman who cuts her hair is about to change her life.” This can be taken at least two ways: women may choose to change the color or style of their hair in preparation for (or response to) major life changes such as getting married or divorced, changing or leaving a job, etc. But there’s also the transformative effect caused by the hair change itself: you may feel like a different person, and even feel free to act like one.

Despite being loyal to many of the same brands of toothpaste and paper towels and laundry detergent that my mom favored, for fifteen years I always used L’Oreal to achieve my range of brown-reds. Perhaps some level of my consciousness was responding to L’Oreal’s famous tagline, “Because I’m worth it.” In contrast to the wholesome blonde girl-next-door types that Clairol always featured, L’Oreal women were coolly sophisticated brunettes. And, over time, it became more and more apparent that people would use the color of my hair as a quick and easy gauge to make assumptions about the kind of person I must be.

By the time I turned 40, I was ready for a change. So on a whim I deviated from L’Oreal for the first time, buying a box of punk dye that turned my hair, my bathroom sink, and several floor tiles the color of maraschino cherries. I loved it, my students loved it, I got compliments from my coworkers and strangers at the store. I was proud of doing something adventurous and glimpsing this new side of myself; how many other ways could you buy a new side of your identity for $10.99? My mother, however, hated it.

“I don’t know why you would do that,” she lamented on seeing my cherry-red head for the first time. “You had such a beautiful natural color before.” I reminded her that my beautiful, natural color also came out of a box, which didn’t seem to make a difference to her. As months went by and my bright red faded to a brassy orange, mom continued to worry that I was risking my job, my relationships, and my public image in a late-blooming act of teenage rebellion.

Mom’s reaction was more than just the worry typical of a mother, or a difference in personal aesthetics. She was voicing the ingrained attitudes and social conventions of her generation, the baby boomers who had grown up with Doris Day and Kim Novak as ideals of “nice girl” beauty. Though they might be “bottle blondes,” they at least took care to use shades that could pass as natural – unlike the dangerous temptresses like Marilyn Monroe or Jayne Mansfield. It wasn’t so much the color itself – after all, I teased her, blonde has long been associated with promiscuity, from ancient Greeks prostitutes wearing yellow wigs to Renaissance paintings depicting Eve in the Garden with flowing golden locks. It was the overtness, the public announcement of “Yes I do” in answer to the discreet question posed by Clairol.

Meanwhile, the more it faded, the more I liked it, especially as my salt-and-pepper roots grew out; my hair was now three or four different colors, and each of those colors seemed to represent a part of my personality. My own natural silver, though, was lovelier than I remembered it being when I was 25. Wouldn’t the next even-braver step be to stop coloring it altogether, stop spending so much time and money covering up my “naturals” (as my hairstylist diplomatically referred to my shiny roots) and be free?

Since I didn’t have the patience to wait for my own color to grow to shoulder-length, a bit of internet research and some trips to the beauty-supply store yielded a light ash-blonde, which I soon toned to a deep violet. It was cool, sophisticated, striking, yet still plausible as my own. And my mother is now quite pleased with my new color, even though it’s every bit as artificial as the previous one (and her own); it looks natural, so we’re both satisfied. Now when my roots start to grow out, they blend with the rest of my hair – which incidentally is pretty fried by now. It’s about to have a nice long rest from any kind of processing or treatment. This is a good resting point for all three of us: my mom, my hair, and me. Mom even wonders aloud about making her own transition to grey – with a little help from a bottle, of course.

Val Rendel, who goes by her alter ego of The Writing Doctor, is a going-natural grey/brown and loving it. People are more willing to give her their seats on the bus that way. When not doing important work on getting a Nobel Prize for Hair, she spends her time working as a freelance

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How to Make Your Home Interior Look Awesome

Are you frustrated with the way that your home interior looks but you can’t do anything about it because you don’t have the budget? You’re not alone because many homeowners feel the same way – that a major makeover also means there would be a major drain on their budget. That is not necessarily the case, because turning your home interior from boring to awesome can be achieved within the constraints of a small budget.If you would like to try and achieve a new look for your home interior then here are a few ideas that you can try to follow:Make a Plan- This is always a must when you are out to do anything. You have to plan what your move would be. One mistake of those who would like to remodel their place is that they just go on without thinking of what they want to achieve beyond the general.So you want to change the way that your place looks – but how exactly are you going to achieve that? You need to come up with the specific look that you want for your place. Going out and buying all the stuff that looks nice will not help you in the right direction.Color- You have to pick a theme based on a color that you will be using for decorating your home. Picking a color is important because that will set most of the other things that you will be doing to your place. It can also help determine the things that you will be buying.Steal and Borrow- There is nothing wrong with stealing and borrowing ideas when it comes to decorating your home. When you see something from another house, a magazine, or on television that appeals to you, go ahead and try it out in your place. You will be making modifications to it anyway so you are not going to end up with exactly the same look.Mix it Up- When you are buying some new furniture pieces try not to get all of them from the same place or you would end up with a showroom-like place. Try to stray from one store to another and get different pieces. But remember that would still have to follow the general color theme that you have picked or your place would look like a confused jumble.Accent Wall- The commonly accepted idea is that painting your walls white makes the room look bigger but some interior decoration experts suggest that adding a little color will be better towards achieving that effect since it can add depth. You don’t have to paint the whole room with color; you can just pick a wall that will serve as the accent wall.Don’t Go Bare- A bare floor isn’t that bad but having a carpet or a rug can make the room look bigger and define it in a better way. You have to pick the type of floor covering that you are going to use though since there are some that would make your room look cheap instead of the other way around.If you are looking for high quality cabinets for your home or office, then you have come to the right place. If you need kitchen cabinets in New Orleans, here at D.L. Cabinetry, we custom build cabinets of all types and sizes.Article Source: http://EzineArticles.com/7256912

Boating Safety Tips for Kids

Always a big sleepaway camp favorite, boating captures kids’ sense of accomplishment, adventure and fun. Whether zipping across the water on a jet ski, skimming like a bird over the lake on a windsurfer or harnessing the breeze on a sailboat, campers love to take to the lake. Boating is a huge part of overnight summer camp recreation, and although fun is the ultimate outcome, safety is the primary priority when heading out on the water. Following are some of the major safety points for boating.Always Wear a Life JacketWhether heading out for an hour or a day on any form of water craft, it’s vitally important that all boaters not only have a life vest onboard, but also wear it. Life jackets should fit correctly, be fastened properly and should be donned prior to leaving the dock.Check the ConditionsAccidents can happen with terrible speed out on the water. One way to avoid potential trouble is to routinely check forecasts before heading out. However, weather can change fast, and kids need to learn to stay alert for such troublesome signs as darkening clouds, rough water or sudden drops in temperature. Though kids in camp boating programs will be told by instructors when to head in to shore, it’s important that every boater stay alert for these warning signs from Mother Nature.Using Common SenseThough it may sound like a given, kids need to know that they need to stay alert and use common sense anywhere on the water. Operating at a safe speed is particularly important on any motorized water craft, including jet skis. It’s important to pay close attention to boat traffic and be aware of which vessels may be restricted in the ability to stop or turn. Buoys and navigational aids are there to be sure boaters don’t wander onto rocks or shoals and should always be heeded.Know the Rules of the RoadWhether operating a motorized craft, a sailboat or a kayak, kids need to know the rules of the road out on the water. Approaching another boat is much like approaching an intersection in a car, and kids need to know what to do when their boat is crossing paths with another, is on a course to meet another craft head-on or when they wish to overtake another boat. Knowing a few basic rules maintains courtesy and safety on the water.Always Be PreparedFrom a capsizing to falling overboard, young boaters need to know what to do in case of emergency. Overnight sleepaway camp counselors will thoroughly review emergency procedures and conduct man-overboard drills with youngsters prior to the first expedition out on the water.Fun on the WaterWhile staying safe is of primary importance during sleepaway camp boating activities, of course what the campers remember most of all is the fun of experiencing adventures on the lake or at sea with friends and counselors. During summers at camp, kids can experience everything from the joy of rigging their first sailboat to the thrill of learning how to handle a windsurfer and the excitement of long paddling expeditions. Safe, fun boating is the hallmark of a great summer camp.If you’re considering sending your child to an overnight summer camp, be sure to visit our site to learn about Camp Walt Whitman. Located in the White Mountains of New Hampshire, Camp Walt Whitman offers a safe, nurturing environment in a beautiful mountain setting. Our camp is a coed sleepaway camp, with separate areas for boys and girls. The kids have a blast, and make friendships that can last a lifetime.Article Source: http://EzineArticles.com/8809354

Choose Your Affirmations

Write it down. Take a piece of paper, a few hours of your time, and write it all down – as an affirmation of you, your life, and your ability to choose. Then let it go. Melody BeattieSometimes positive affirmations are no match for the overwhelming emotions that many of us can be feeling. We try to be disciplined and write them every day, only to begin to feel that they really are not creating the desired outcome. Yet we know that many successful people affirm the process and even go so far as to demonstrate how they have created the manifestation desired.Doctor Joe Pace, a recognized performance psychologist, in his video ‘Affirm Your Way to Success’ talks about how to use Reticular Activity System (RAS) within our brains to help attract the things and experiences we want in our lives. He also gives us an understanding of how we can actually help them show up more often using tools like affirmations.Some of the key take-aways from the video can be don’t give up too quickly on your affirmations and be more mindful of events that are being delivered up to achieve your goals. If you need a check list of activities you can do to enhance your success with affirmations and to reduce the self-talk negative cycle, consider some of the following suggestions…1. Personal: Ideally, affirmations are written with the word “I” in them. You can only affirm for yourself. The desired change will come about because of something you do, and it is your own inner picture that will change because of your affirmation. This is why we encourage your goals to have action steps, otherwise they appear to be only wishes.2. Positive: Always describe what you want in your affirmation. Describe what you want to move toward, not what you want to move away from. Checking your mind chatter and negative thoughts is an important first step.3. Present Tense: Affirmations are written as though they are happening right now. This requires using your imagination and becomes easier with practice. This present tense also helps you break down your affirmation and goals into smaller bits attached to what is really possible.4. Indicate Achievement: Eliminate words such as, “can, will, should, and want to” etc., from your affirmations. Include phrases such as, “I am, I do, or I have.” It is important to give your subconscious a clear picture of the end result as though it is already accomplished. If the achievement is too big for the mind to consider all at once, try describing your goal in increments to make it achievable in your own mind.5. No Comparisons: Comparing yourself to others is ineffective. The technique of affirming is a personal process. Your measurement of growth is based on yourself. So affirming that you will be number one suggests comparison and may need rewording so that it is your goal.6. Action Words: Use terms that describe and trigger action pictures, such as “easily, quickly, thrive on, energetically, confidently,” in your affirmations.7. Emotion Words: These are of critical importance. The more positive emotion you feel when picturing your accomplished goal, the faster your affirmation will work for you. It has also been suggested that physical pictures supporting the affirmation help with the emotion and visualization.8. Accuracy: If an affirmation is written in general terms, the picture may be too vague, and it gives you too many escape routes. For example; if your goal is to exercise regularly, what kind of exercise? Is it jogging, walking, swimming, aerobics, or something else? How regularly? Three times a week? If so, on what days? What time of day and for how long? This is how accurate your affirmations must be.9. Balance: Set goals, and write affirmations in all areas of your life. You never know if a goal around mental health or physical health can somehow create the synchronicity of the financial goal.10. Realistic: After you have written your affirmation, close your eyes and picture it. Can you see yourself there? You need to be able to see it, visualize it, and imagine it. So if you want the 2.5 million dollar house in a warm destination, try the $300.0K house first and sell it profitability to then keep moving up the housing market to the $2.5 million dollar property.11. Confidential: Most of your personal affirmations need not be shared. Share your affirmations only with those you are certain will support and help you achieve them. These are personal and do not need judgement by those that may want you to play small with your dreams and goals. Research seems to support that people who use affirmations successfully manage to bypass their conscious mind so it doesn’t reject the new thought. The subconscious mind gets programmed with repetition. So, if you keep at affirmations, eventually the awkwardness stops. These people also keep up with the process and are mindful of negative self-chatter, as well as the synchronicity of events building to our accomplishing our goals.To understand and obtain the resources you need to maximize your success with affirmations, consider the FocalPoint Business Coaching Model. It will deliver progressive action by taking a proactive “one step at a time approach”, unique to you, and build on your incremental successes.Article Source: http://EzineArticles.com/8969294

Easy and Healthy Dinner Ideas

Dinner time can often mean getting home late, looking in the fridge, seeing not a single eatable thing, and heading out for dinner instead. Although once a week this isn’t a big deal, nightly starts to get a bit expensive and unhealthy. And then when being unhealthy costs you even more money, you really have to start asking yourself what you’re doing. The nice thing is, that with a little planning and a trip to the grocery store, you can avoid all of this.

I want to challenge you to have meals planned ahead of time and groceries ready and waiting to make those meals. It could take you the same time as driving to the fast food joint, taste better, help you feel better, and move you to movie star status with your spouse or children. First lets look at some meal ideas.

Pasta is a great way to make something quick and really delicious. I like to recommend veggie noodles due to the extra serving of vegetables you get. Now you can really do whatever you feel like with the pasta. You can use chicken, seafood, or just veggies. You can add cheese or not. You can make a creamy sauce with a little cream or not. It’s all really up to you. I like to do a little butter, a minced clove of garlic, zucchini, shrimp, and some tomatoes and Parmesan at the very end. Its fresh, so good, and super fast. I’m going to make a wager that even your picky eaters might enjoy the veggies.

Another really easy evening meal is Mexican food. With a little ground beef (browned), a can of chili beans, and some chili powder or taco seasoning, you can make a few different dishes. You can use this meat with salad, sour cream, avocado, and cheese for an awesome Mexican salad. Or you can make soft tacos or nachos. You could even make a beef quesadilla. If you add a can of diced tomatoes, a bit more chili powder and a dash of cloves you could have a nice bowl of chili. All of these meals will please the taste buds, and any leftovers can be frozen for a rainy day.

It wouldn’t be a good “easy dinner list” without at least one crock pot idea, so here it is! If you need an easy chicken meal or two, this one is sure to please and is really flexible to what you want. First place some raw chicken breasts in the bottom of your slow cooker. Season with some salt and pepper as a minimum. I like to add onion powder, chili powder, cumin, and/or some taco seasoning. Next dump a can of black beans (drained), a can of corn (drained), and a jar of salsa. Put on low for 7 to 8 hours. When you get home, simply shred the chicken and enjoy as tacos, nachos, enchiladas, a salad, or as is. If you want a more soup-like consistency, add a cup of chicken broth in the morning. You will end up with a tortilla soup.

If you want a more plain shredded chicken, just cook the chicken in 2 1/2 cups of chicken broth. Season well. With that, you could then add barbeque sauce and pinto beans. Or you could serve it with lemon pepper, veggies, and rice. Or perhaps you want to add some buffalo style sauce and serve with carrots and celery. With a plain base, the shredded chicken can really become whatever you want it to be.

Hopefully you’ve gained a few ideas for your dinner process. I highly recommend creating a menu on the weekend and doing all of your shopping. Then when a busy week hits you are prepared and you have a plan. I know you’ll feel better and you might even drop a few pounds! Good luck and happy eating.

For more options, check out my articles Easy Dinners Part One and Easy Dinners Part Two. If you are looking for other efficient and tasty meals, check out my website Easy Eating Everyday. At e3 we want you to be healthy, enjoy your food, and enjoy your time with your families. Happy Eating!

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Wear Your Size

As a big woman myself, we have options to buy nice stylish clothes without wearing a muumuu. I hate those things. They are ugly and look like a big tent. Burn them in a bonfire I say. Since I am a plus size woman, I like comfort in my clothes but not so comfortable that things aren’t in place. Too many women of size don’t know how to dress according to their body shape and they either wear their clothes too big or not big enough. I would like to give a few tips on how a plus size woman can cover, hide or flatter problem areas.

The stomach area is the biggest concern because I see a lot of women with large bellies and too little pants or shirts. I see women all the time wear smaller size shirts that don’t fit and their stomach is hanging out of the bottom. If you have a rotund belly your shirt should cover the entire stomach. We are not supposed to see this. If this is happening, your shirt is too small and you are in denial about what size you are actually supposed to wear.

Another problem for women is the waist of your pants is too tight. Some women actually put their belly over top of the waist of their pants. Please don’t squeeze your big belly into a smaller size pant. This will create a muffin top over your pant waist and that is visible through your shirt, blouse, sweater etc. Your pant waist should fit not constrict your waist line. This is another denial technique women use to psyche themselves into thinking they wear a size 10 when they really wear size 12 or 14. Wear your size.

Another big issue is big arms. If your arms are large, you should consider wearing sleeves. Tank tops are for women who have slender arms. If you can raise your arms and they jiggle or meaty and hang, then a sleeveless shirt shouldn’t be worn. The shirt sleeve should fit loosely on the arm enough to where you can move your arms freely without worrying if you’re going to hulk out of them.

Another bad idea for big girls is stretch pants, Lycra or spandex. No woman larger than a size 16 should wear these materials especially if you have cellulite which the ripples and dimples are highly visible. Grab you a pair of body shapers to smooth out your dents; every plus size woman should have one.

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Elegant Dressing in Plus Size Clothing

Women always strive to look gorgeous all the time. As they are the beautiful creation of God they should be adored. Women who are in their shape do not face issues in wearing designer clothes or any dress of their choice but those women who have went out of their shape for any reason i.e. age, pregnancy and post-delivery do face problems in selecting their clothes of their choice. They often look for plus size clothing which may not be the trendiest one but they have to compromise on them.

The solution of the problem

But, the good news is that plus size clothing is no longer a wide cloth with hands and neck. But, designers are concentrating more on the plus size clothing and delivering some unique pieces to flaunt. Now, women can spend their money on plus size clothing as they are coming with exquisite style and design which will be a well-fit on them. Women have a myth of wearing larger size clothes to make them look slimmer but actually it happens with the reverse result. The more they wear larger sized clothes the more they look fatter. But they should wear well-fitted clothes which will make them look good, but not very tight.

The Right Clothes

Women who are oversized should go for those outfits which will fit them well with a little bit loose. As every women’s built is different and this reason every dress is not made for everybody. Those who have nice long legs should flaunt them by wearing knee length skirts or dresses. There are different types of styles and cuts are seen these days on which designers are experimenting to make plus size women as beautiful as the slimmer’s. It is also a fact that different colors and accessories also change the way you look. Wearing bold colors do make you look different and slimmer. But if you are unsure about experimenting with the bold colors then try to add sparkle with bright colored accessories to make you look cool. Adding a nice handbag, a colorful scarf, or a belt at your waist can make you look another person. You can also try the trendy jewelry, shoes for a change to your personality.

The Finishing Touches

While finishing their styling plus size clothing, women should look out for the perfect makeup which should not go overdo and most important the perfect fitting lingerie will help them out to look more stylish and elegant.

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The Amazing Goji Berry

In China, the goji berry has been highly regarded as a natural medicine for many centuries. This potent superfruit is native to the Himalayan Mountains of Tibet and Mongolia and is now grown and farmed in many other countries.

There is an ancient legend that tells the tale of a well next to a Tibetan Buddhist temple. Over this well there grew a vine bearing beautiful plump berries.  As the berries ripened they would drop off the vine and fall down into the well. This is believed to be where the magic of goji infused water was first tasted.

As the legend tells, the monks that drank from the well under this vine were exceptionally long-lived and free of all ills.

Benefits

Eating Goji Berries have many benefits, so many in fact that they are almost to numerous to mention. Here you will be able to touch but the tip of the powerful goji iceberg, which will hopefully encourage you to explore the amazing health, benefits of this superfood further… The best way being to just eat it! Eat it and let the goji life force speak for itself, eat it and FEEL the benefits of this potent superfood.

Vitamins And Minerals

These Berries are extremely dense in nutrients and phytochemicals. They contain 21 trace elements, including germanium, an anti-cancer trace mineral rarely found in foods. They contain an incredible 6 essential vitamins and 5 carotenoids. Perhaps most amazingly of all, the goji berry also happens to contain 18 of all 22 amino acids, including all 9 of the essential amino acids. These amino are important to take into your body, as they are the building blocks for a vast array of proteins.

Feeling So Good

Amino acids are also important for good brain health. Such as tryptophan, which is essential in the production of the feel good chemical serotonin. Serotonin is thought to facilitate healthy sleep and a stable mood.

Immune Boosting

This amazing little superfruit also contains natural anti-inflammatory, anti-bacterial and anti-fungal compounds. Their powerful antioxidant properties work wonders for keeping your immune system strong.

Growing Young

Goji berries are a regenerative food, as the sesquiterpenoids found in these extraordinary fruits actually increase the production of the human growth hormone. The increased intake of carotenoid that comes from eating goji berries is also believed to increase your maximal lifespan potential.

Damage to your DNA opens the door to disease and also to accelerated aging, the levels of antioxidants found in this berry help to protect the DNA from free radicals and toxins.

A Healthy Loving Heart

Goji berries contains high levels of beta-sitosterol, which help to lower cholesterol levels by inhibiting the absorption of cholesterol in your intestine. This little superfruit also prevents cholesterol from oxidizing and attaching to your arterial walls.

5 Amazing Goji Facts

1. Goji berries contain higher levels of Vitamin C than any other known food.

2. Studies have shown that they increase testosterone levels in the blood, which helps to increase the libido in both men and women.

3. It is useful for weight loss as the polysaccharides found in goji berries are shown to enhance the conversion of your food into energy instead of storing it as fat.

4. They are known to not only improve eyesight but also to reduce the time it takes for your eyes to adjust to change in light levels, thus improving night vision.

5. They are also excellent for improving digestion health as they stimulate the release of digestive fluids in the body.

Ways To Use Goji Berries

This superfood is most commonly sold dried. The berries have a mild, very distinctive tangy taste and are very enjoyable eaten just like that.

Teas or goji infused water has been used in Chinese medicine for decades and is a very healthy drink to start your morning off with.

They can be sprinkled over cereals or porridge, used in desserts, smoothies and main dishes. There are countless delicious recipes available with new and creative ways to use the diverse goji being discovered everyday.

You will find many a guideline to follow but chances have it you will most certainly be coming up with a few of your own new and interesting ideas as soon as the goji fuel starts to kick in.

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