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Handmade Soap Facts

How many people know what soap really is? Several of the cleansing bars that you buy at the store, for example, are detergents-and not soaps at all. They are called syndet bars, or synthetic detergent bars.

The Eyes Have It

Did you know Leonardo da Vinci sketched and described several forms of contact lenses in 1508, and in 1632 Rene Descartes suggested the possibility of a corneal contact lens? Civilization has come a long way from these early ideas to the high-tech advancements we have to care for our eyes today. We even have choices for improved vision other than through a contact lens or eyeglasses.

Eye Spy - In Search of a Greater Lash

Shopping for mascara can be an "eye opening" experience. Who knew there were so many formulas to choose from? Thickening, lengthening, volumizing, maximizing and separating, only to name a few; it's no wonder a tube of "Maybelline Great Lash" is being sold somewhere in the world every 1.

Living Water

A wellness of beauty for mind, body & spiritby Cathy Gatson "When the well is dry, then we know the worth of water", unfortunately manyof us take it for granted. The significance of water is so much deeper than drinking 8 to 10 glasses perday.

No Flab With That Blouse is So Necessary

A guide to toning up flabby arms by Cathy GatsonWith Spring in the air and Summer just around the corner?it will soon be time to "change clothes and go"?sleeveless. If you've been shopping lately, you may have noticed many of the blouses, tops and dresses for Spring/Summer are haltered, strapless, or sleeveless, exposing lots of skin.

Deep Vein In Flight Risk

DVT?an in flight riskby Cathy Gatson Planning to do some long distance traveling this summer be it train, plane or automobile?here is some important information to pack with you to avoid this trip from being your last leg. WHAT IS IT?DVT or Deep Vein Thrombosis is a blood clot that develops in the deep vein of the leg.

What Are Pigtails?

There really isn't a huge debate on this subject, but there are some differences of opinion. This article looks at some of the differing opinions related to pigtails hairstyle definition, attempts to find some middle ground (perhaps unsuccessfully), and closes with this author's own definition and description of the ideal pigtails.

Beauty Sleep - Is It A Dream?

As women we know that a lack of sleep leaves us irritable; however most of us are unaware of the damage it may be doing to our skin? Besides being an essential component of a healthy lifestyle, getting 8 hours of sleep per night helps improve the texture and the luminosity of our skin. During the night the skin is restored from the harmful effects of daily stress.

7 Steps to Great Makeup

1. Avoid wearing too muchMakeup is meant to enhance features not bring negative attention to you.

Plastic Surgey: The New Beauty Norm?

This is a good topic to discuss especially now since the popularity of all the make-over shows. I have always been curious as to why people, mostly women, have this idea that they are expected to look a certain way in order to "fit in" with society.

How To Apply Your Makeup

How To Apply Your MakeupSTEP 1: FOUNDATION: After Cleansing, Toning and Moisturizing your face apply a small amount of foundation to the tip of your index finger, dot on forehead, nose, cheeks and chin then blend in an upward and outward motion without leaving a line. Be sure to apply foundation over your eyelids and blend without leaving a line.

Look Better, Feel Better

>Yikes! It's that me, I though after seeing my reflection. What happened? I feel like a different person and I am right.

How To Give A Manicure

This guide will give you the basic directions for nail care, however, it cannot provide the same direction and hands-on experience offered by a Professional School of Cosmetology.SUPPLIES: 1 - Nail scissors2 - Small tray, about the size of a soap dish3 - Gentle dishwashing detergent or other skin softening, bubbly liquid (such as some bubble bath products)4 - Warm water5 - Two to three hand towels6 - Moisturizer or Hand Lotion with Aloe Vera, Cocoa Butter or similar ingredient to condition skin7 - Clear Base Coat Nail Polish8 - Colored Nail Polish9 - Top Coat Nail Polish10 - Small lamp or other radiant source of light11 - Table or desk so that, when seated, your arms can easily extend across from the relaxed position of a comfortable chair12 - Hair dryer or similar device (not required)13 - Cotton swabsSTEPS: 1 - Fill tray with warm water and sudsy liquid (the trick is to add water at just the right temperature so it will soften skin without being too hot to the touch)2 - Place one hand in tray and let it soak for several minutes3 - If you're giving someone else a manicure, you can use oil or moisturizer to massage one hand while the other one is soaking4 - Remove soaking hand and pat dry with hand towel5 - Place other hand in tray to soak for several minutes6 - While the second hand is soaking, you should carefully begin trimming cuticles that form around the edges of the nail itself (NOTE: Pay close attention to what you're doing, so you don't cut too close and end up causing skin to bleed.

Perfect Lips

Nothing impresses your friends more than a perfect lip line, because it is the hardest makeup application to do.To get it, avoid applying the lip pencil too heavily, which will be difficult to blend and soften into the lipstick.

Beauty Sleep

Beauty SleepThe health and beauty of a good night's sleep by Cathy GatsonSleeping is a necessity, not a luxury. A good night's sleep is just as crucial to maintaining wellness as is a healthy diet and proper exercise.

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The Guardian

Risotto, frittata, vignole: Russell Norman's classic recipes from Venice
The Guardian
Spending time with locals also heightened Norman's sense of the pressures Venice faces from tourism. “There's no getting away from the fact that it's a tourist destination,” he says. “But sustainable tourism is very different to the more damaging type ...

The Guardian

Nigel Slater's pork knuckle and salsify recipes
The Guardian
There will be some winter roots involved, too, and caraway and coriander seeds. The oddly shaped lumps of meat will cook in a slow oven, while I attend to other business. I will balance the sweetness of the cider and apples with red cabbage cooked ...

The Boston Globe

Recipes: Tender, juicy Hainanese chicken and rice
The Boston Globe
I first encountered Hainanese chicken rice — the staple Singaporean street food of poached chicken with rice and soup — not in Singapore, unfortunately, but at a Portland, Oregon, food truck. The simple, savory chicken is typically served with the ...

One Green Planet

Let's Get Messy With These Sloppy Joe Recipes! #NationalSloppyJoeDay
One Green Planet
These Cauliflower Sloppy Joes use peppers, onions, garlic, tomato sauce, broth, Worcestershire, and a medley of other spices to create a perfectly zesty beef-like mix that tastes amazing sandwiched between two buns. Roll up your sleeves and dig into ...

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Cakes, tarts and scones: Easter baking recipes
The Guardian
This recipe makes enough dough for two tarts or 12 tartlets, but making a smaller quantity is quite difficult so just make the whole batch and freeze half the dough for another time. When you're ready to roll, butter six individual tartlet ring moulds ...

Minnesota Public Radio News

More than meat and potatoes: 5 recipes for St. Patrick's Day ...
Minnesota Public Radio News
You don't have to be Irish to appreciate the festivities, fashion (don't forget to wear green!) and perhaps most importantly, the food. Here are five reader-submitted St. Patrick's Day recipes to try in celebration of the holiday — hopefully you have ...

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South China Morning Post

Shangri-La chefs share top Chinese recipes and drinks pairings in cookbook
South China Morning Post
A recipe for Deep Friend Chongqing Spicy Chicken. Picture: SCMP. “Until 1998, the hotel group took a purist stance on the issue of allowing other influences to be felt in the kitchens. But to meet the demands of today's diners, fine dishes from ...

One Green Planet

Lucky You, Here's the Best Vegan St. Patrick's Day Recipes! - One ...
One Green Planet
People celebrate St. Patrick's Day in a lot of different ways. Many people attend the parades, festivities, don their best green outfits, and search for shamrocks. However way you plan to celebrate, there's certainly one thing that's important – the ...

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Washington Post

5 quick and easy (and green!) recipes to make for St. Patrick's Day ...
Washington Post
Love it or hate it, St. Patrick's Day is fast approaching. Whether you celebrate the March 17 holiday dedicated to Ireland's patron saint or just try to smugly pass teal off as green, you should get to know these mostly Irish recipes from our archives ...

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St. Patrick's Day recipes from a famous Michelin-star chef
The recipe (see below) pairs perfectly with almost any meat, or can stand by itself as a winter salad. O'Connell describes the dish as a mixture of sliced cabbage, cooked with a little onion and bacon, and then dressed with vinegar, a pinch of sugar ...

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