Posts Written On January 2019

Home Transformation: Top Tips On How to Update Your Home to the Next Level

The most significant asset under your possession is your house. The appearance of your home will speak about your lifestyle and personality. Don’t settle for the things you had decades ago. Maybe now is the time to update your living space and determine the things you need to change and you wish to upgrade to achieve the maximum comfort you want.

Home upgrades don’t always mean total renovations. Sometimes, the simplest things you upgrade makes a huge difference. Improving the aesthetic and condition of your house won’t always require a significant cost. You can take your cue from these tips on how to redesign your home to the next level without breaking your bank.

Paint is Vital

Painting can affect the lighting of your whole interior. With that mentioned, you might opt for fresh paint when upgrading your home. The right paint job can renew, revitalize, and refresh any room in your house or even your entire home.

Repainting is the most economical way to transform your home into a much relaxing interior. However, finding the perfect paint to fit your home design can be so hard. If you have a difficult time choosing the right shade for your home, you can go for any light and neutral colors. These colors are the best pick for a soothing and stunning transformation in any space of your home.

Utilize Your Kitchen to Its Maximum Capacity

In home renovation, you are not just upgrading its aesthetic but also aim to maximize your storage as well. When it comes to updating your kitchen, it is best to utilize the space to its maximum capacity to help you with your storage problems.

You can add undershelf baskets to maximize your vertical storage. They can extend your cabinet’s capacity and can create an area for various types of ingredients. You can also install rolling shelves with low sides to keep the things inside your kitchen easily accessible and organized.

Make Your Home Green

Adding plants to your living space is an economical way to add-on colors and textures to your home. These greens will not only add beauty to your interior but can also help balance the humidity. They can also remove harmful gasses from the air and absorbs pollutants making your home fresh and safe.

Make Use of the Things You Already Have

In decorating your home, you probably need some accessories. Instead of shopping for new items, take a good look at the stuff you already have. You can frame arts from children’s storybooks and hung it in your kid’s rooms or bathrooms.

If you have an old ironing board that’s not in use, you can give it a simple makeover and make it a table. You can arrange candles, books or frames on top of them to add design in the corner.  Your creativity will amaze you on what you can do with the stuff you already have that are just packed up in boxes.

Beautify Your Bathroom

Redesigning your bathroom don’t always need to be expensive. Instead of tiling the whole bathroom walls, you can have a more economical approach with laying thin strips of tiles along the bathroom walls or repaint the old tiles to give it a new appearance. If you do it on your own, just remember to clean, sand, and prime the existing tiles before painting.

Another way to give a facelift to a tired bathroom is by applying a new coat of paint in the entire walls. With that, never choose the cheapest paint available in the market, or it might double the cost of your repainting. Bathroom areas are steamy and moist spaces, and they require a particular type of paint that is resistant to mold.

You can also install a combination of task lighting, built-in ceiling lights, and suave pendant lights to add function and mood to your bathroom. Advanced your lighting with LED and add strips on your bathroom floor encircling the bath or along the sides of your mirror for a maximum effect.

Takeaway

The key to decorating or updating your home aesthetically is to picture out an image of what you want and then step-by-step upgrade each part of your house following the tips mentioned above. Sometimes the smallest things you upgrade makes the most significant impact.

However, if you want to have a professionally designed home, you can get some help to the pros. You can search for some sites like Gia Renovation and other home improvement pages to give you honest, professional, and helpful advice on how to start and finish your home transformation.

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A Product That’s NOT Making “Head Lines”

Looking for a bulletproof way

to get rid of fine lines and wrinkles on your forehead this season?

Try this amazing new Forehead Line Eraser from Nassif MD Skincare! FOREHEAD LINE ERASER

$60

Hydrating lightweight gel made with shitake mushroom extract and other key ingredients that helps firm the look of skin and reduce the appearance of fine forehead lines.

Features:

  • Fast-absorbing formula helps reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles on the forehead
  • Helps restore a youthful glow and the look of skin’s luminosity
  • Helps smooth and firm the appearance of skin
  • Helps temporarily reduce the appearance of pores
  • Contains Actifcol, a shitake mushroom-based extract that has been shown in pilot studies to help firm the appearance of skin; also contains Aquacell, which has been shown in a pilot study to help moisturize skin and reduce the appearance of fine lines

How to Use: Apply product to forehead morning and night for best results.

RELATED PRODUCTS:

DAYTIME COLLAGEN-BOOSTING FACIAL SERUM

$65

The Day Therapy Créme is a Vitamin C-based serum that aids in the optimization of the skin’s own natural collagen levels. With daily use, this hydrating serum delivers a refreshed glow and brighter-looking complexion.

Key Benefits

  • Contains the antioxidant Ethyl Ascorbic Acid, which helps to fight free radical aggressors.
  • Delivers moisture to the skin, helping to impart a youthful radiance.
  • Dries quickly, allowing makeup to absorb more smoothly.

How to Use: Apply in the morning to clean, dry skin.

DECO-LIFT – ANTI-AGING NECK FIRMING & LIFTING SERUM

$60

The Deco-Lift Neck Firming Complex Serum with peptides is a state of the art formulation to help optimize the appearance of the skin on the neck and reduce the appearance of dryness and wrinkles, creating a more youthful appearance.

Key Benefits

  • Contains the antioxidant Ethyl Ascorbic Acid, which helps to fight free radical aggressors.
  • Formulated with Aquaxyl™, a complex which has been shown to moisturize and help smooth the look of fine lines and wrinkles.
  • Softens the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles in the neck area to create a more youthful look.

How to Use:

For optimal results, apply to clean skin in the morning and evening. Gently massage into skin on your neck and decollete using gentle, upward strokes. Note: this serum is a very lightweight gel and absorbs quickly.

HYDRO-SCREEN – HYDRATION & WRINKLE REMOVING SERUM FOR FINE LINES

$80

This Hydro-Screen Hydrating Serum is an advanced technology lightweight serum that is formulated to help reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, leaving you with a soft, supple, and youthful look.

Key Benefits:

  • Formulated to help optimize the skin’s natural moisture and to address the look of dry and aging skin.
  • Produces a noticeable smoothing appearance to dry lines and wrinkles.
  • Leaves skin feeling soft and looking smooth.
  • Non-greasy or oily, and dries to a soft matte finish.

How to Use:

In the morning and evening, apply 2-3 drops to a clean face, neck and decollete. Allow the serum to absorb into skin.

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EAT Your Coffee?

Leave it to college kids to understand the importance of a good caffeine fix. Late nights, cramming for finals, extracurricular activities — they’ve got a lot on their plates. That’s why two Northeastern students came up with a genius idea stemmed from the question, “why can’t we eat our coffee?”

Eat Your Coffee is a delicious line of caffeinated snack bars, made with real ingredients like dates, oats, and nut butter. Even better? Each bar contains a full cup of coffee (80mg of caffeine) from organic, fair-tradecoffee! Grab a delicious Fudgy Mocha Latte, Salted Caramel Macchiato, or Peanut Butter Mocha and enjoy your daily caffeine kick in a whole new way.

Busy mamas, CEOs, marathon runners… literally anyone who loves coffee or needs a daily pick-me-up will love these tasty, energy-boosting snacks. Plus, they’re packable, snackable, and perfect for the on-the-go lifestyle. Toss one in your bag, stash ’em in your car, or hide them in your desk drawer and get some mental clarity whenever you’re feeling a little depleted during your day. And while you’re boosting your productivity, you’ll be nourishing your body with real ingredients.

More to Love About Eat Your Coffee Bars:

Ethically Sourced Ingredients – Eat Your Coffee pays their coffee farmers fair wages, so you can feel good with every energizing bite.

Just the Right Amount of Caffeine – Each bar contains 80 mg of caffeine, equivalent to one cup ofcoffee. That’s enough to give you a boost, without the jitters.

Snack-Sized Calories – Each bar contains about 180 calories, about half as much as a flavored coffeedrink.

Packable and snackable – Just the right size to take anywhere and enjoy anytime you need a caffeine boost.

With the New Year’s plan making, Eat Your Coffee bars are the perfect way to keep your energy up as you try to conquer everything on your ever-growing to-do list. They also make awesome gifts for yourself or the foodie friends and caffeine lovers on new year’s shopping list!

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Weleda Announces The Launch Of Its New Skin Food Experience

How to deal with the dry skin in the Winter? It is always the thing I have to study about. I love Weleda, it makes my skin smooth and comfortable in the dry weather. No itchy anymore. Weleda, the European skincare brand, announced that it is expanding its cult-favorite Skin Food Original Ultra-Rich Cream to include three new formulas.

For almost a century, Weleda‘s Skin Food has been feeding our bodies with plant extracts that work in rhythm with the skin to allow one’s inner beauty to shine through. The ultra-rich, multipurpose formula derived from farms that follow sustainable principles delivers soft, supple, deeply hydrated skin. Skin Food’s nourishing ingredients satisfy skin with nutrients that help unlock a healthy-looking glow. Skin Food has developed a cult following for its plant-rich formulation becoming a must-have item in makeup artist’s kits and celebrity homes alike.

The new Skin Food Experience, which includes a product for lips, a body butter and a lighter version of the original, will feature formulas created to help nourish and soothe the skin. Comprised of nutrient-rich lead plants, including rosemary, chamomile, pansy and calendula, the new blends are rooted in different base formulas of sunflower seed oil, lanolin, beeswax, and Shea Butter.

Rob Keen, CEO of Weleda N.A., says, “Skin Food has been a beloved product and a savior for dry skin since its launch in 1926. We are thrilled to bring all the benefits of Skin Food Original to more usage occasions so that fans and new consumers alike can enjoy a total Skin Food experience from head-to-toe.”

The new Skin Food Experience formulas include:

Skin Food Light Nourishing Cream: A lighter version of the classic original, the cream formula quickly melts into skin without leaving behind a greasy residue. Delivering a dose of moisture, chamomile and calendula invigorate senses while a base of Sunflower Seed Oil and Shea Butter instantly nourish for a velvety smooth texture. Perfect to use every day and as a light option in warmer weather; suitable for use on face and body.
$12.49 (1.0 fl oz.)/ $18.99 (2.5 fl oz.)

Skin Food Body Butter: The light whipped texture quickly absorbs into skin all over for a smooth, luxurious feeling. Perfect for any area that needs extra hydration, the rich base of Sunflower Seed Oil, Shea Butter and Cocoa Butter leaves skin intensely hydrated and senses invigorated after a bath or shower.
$18.99 (5.0 fl oz.)

Skin Food Lip Butter: A vibrant blend of viola, chamomile, and calendula soothes and cares for lips while the oil-based formula nourishes. Great for cold weather conditions or when lips need extra TLC, the rich texture softens lips for a smooth finish.
$6.99 (.27 fl oz.)

Skin Food Original Ultra-Rich Cream: Intensely hydrating, the original formula combines plant extracts with a base of beeswax and sunflower and sweet almond oils to nourish skin. With extracts of rosemary, chamomile, and calendula, this plant-rich ingredient blend is renowned for its moisturizing and soothing effects.
$12.49 (1.0 fl oz.)/ $18.99 (2.5 fl oz.)

The Skin Food Experience is currently available on Weleda.com (https://www.weleda.com/skin-food-experience) and will be available at national retailers in early 2019.

About WELEDA
Since 1921, Weleda has been connecting people to nature through plant-rich, NATRUE certified natural body and skin care. The company’s 50 acres of Biodynamic® gardens in Germany— The Weleda Biodynamic Gardens in Schwabisch Gmund, Germany – are one of the largest in Europe. These farming principles are in Weleda‘s roots and continue to inspire its high-quality products today.

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Fight the Winter Blues with Sensory Products from The Mood Factory

Winter depression is very real. As this holiday season approaches, some see it as the most wonderful time of year while others dread it.

According to Psychology Today, Seasonal Affective Disorder is a type of recurrent major depressive disorder in which episodes of depression occur during the same season each year. This condition is sometimes called the “winter blues.”

Luckily with research on sensory engagement impacting moods, The Mood Factory has created a line of products that will help boost moods this winter.

The formulations are based on their white paper, expert advisors, and extensive research, and supporting the moodstates of Tranquility, Serenity, Happiness, and Energy. Each of these essential oil blends are then infused into consumer products, like bath bombs, scent sticks, massage oils, shower steamers, and body butters.

Here are some products you will love:

Mood-Happiness™ Mood-Steamers™: Engage your senses in the shower with fizzing Happiness Mood-steamers, a unique aromatherapy product designed to add aroma to your morning with your shower steam. The Happiness Mood-steamer is an uplifting blend of lemon, bergamot, mandarin, grapefruit and lime, based on research on how scents impact moods, to help raise your spirits as you start or end your day.

To use this product, place one onto the bottom of your shower for a complete aromatherapy experience. Repeat as often as possible. Combine with other Mood Factory products for the ultimate sensory engaging experience.

Mood-Happiness™ MoodStick™: Moodsticks serve as a quick pick-me-up after it is applied to sensory points on your body. Moodsticks are essential oils, not the strong perfumery kind of scents, and they keep the scent where they belong – on you.

This sensory product has an uplifting blend of lemon, bergamot, mandarin, grapefruit and lime sure to stimulate your senses. To use, slowly inhale directly from the applicator or apply the stick on your palms or right below your nose. Take a deep inhale, embrace the uplifting notes as they travel through your nose, and remind yourself of the benefit of presence throughout the day.

For more information, please visit TheMoodFactory.com.

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The First Day Meal Plan For The New Year

If you are at New York…

Breakfast at Tavern On The Green

Have a Bubble Tea at Bar Pa Tea

Lunch at Maiella LIC

Have a lovely Ice Cream at Taiyaki

Dinner at Kings Co Imperial at Brooklyn

A late night cocktail at Please Don’t Tell

❤️

If you are at San Diego…

Breakfast at Richard Walker’s Pancake House

Have a Bubble Tea at Fruittitude

Lunch at The Marine Room

Dinner at Birdseye Kitchen

A happy hour cocktail at The Lot

A late night cocktail at Firehouse

 

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