For the past 15 years I never gone to bed without my night cream, talk about obsessed. To the point where I have to budget it in to my monthly expense. No joke, night cream can be really expense, especially at $25 or more for a tiny jar. Well, so I thought. Not so fast, I found the perfect night cream at an unbelievable perfect price for us gals on living on a tight budget.
Here are some benefits of night cream, before we get to the diamond in the rough.
It supplies moisture to the dry parts of your face. Therefore, your face is kept hydrated.
It soothes your face.
It also ensures that your skin has an even complexion along with having a finer skin texture.
Cream boosts collagen in your skin.
It also helps in better blood circulation.
It reduces wrinkles and other lines
One major role that a night cream plays is that it prevents your skin from sagging.
Sugaring, sugar waxing or Persian waxing is a method of hair removal that has been in use since 1900 BC. Historically, sugar was confined to the regions surrounding Persia until the first millennium AD. As a result, it is speculated that honey was the first sugaring agent. This seemingly too-good-to-be-true technique is called sugaring, and it’s become the No. 1 choice for hair removal for many people. “Waxing is a popular and easily accessible method for body hair removal,” explains Daria Afanaseva, founder of Sugaring Organic Waxing in New York City, “But once you try sugaring, we bet you never go back!”
Sugaring is a natural hair-removal technique. Unlike traditional waxing, sugaring does not require paper strips. Instead, technicians use a special paste made out sugar, lemon juice, and water. Aesthetician use their hands to smoothes the paste onto the skin in the opposite direction of the hair growth and lets it sit for a few seconds. The paste cools a bit and gets slightly harder. Then it’s flicked off in the direction of hair growth to keep the hair intact and prevent breakage.
Sugar 1 tablespoon
lemon juice 1 teaspoon
organic honey 1 teaspoon
Flour 1 to 2 teaspoons
Piece of cloth/ waxing strip
Spatula for waxing or butter knife
Take sugar, lemon and honey and mix them well.
Heat this mixture for three minutes in a vessel to make it a smooth paste.
If paste is bit thick, add water and mix well.
Allow mixture to cool at room temperature.
Dust body parts with flour.
Use the waxing spatula and apply a generous amount of warm mixture on the areas .
Cover it with a cloth or waxing strips and press to make it stick on the paste.
Pull the strip in the opposite direction if your hair growth to effectively remove unwanted hair.
Here’s a little trick I picked up while on vacation sometime ago. As you know vacays are supposed to be documented even if it’s for your eyes only, and you absolutely want to look your best, especially your makeup.
My go to makeup, are mascara , eyebrow pencil and lipstick. I can live with that, but I absolutely cannot live without either.
On this one night I started to get dressed for a night out. While applying my makeup I realized I grabbed the wrong container of mascara, oh no, no mascara, no eyelashes.
Meaning, I have little to none to begin with. To think, I would usually apply more than one, or up to three different mascaras at a time, because I hardly ever wore fake lashes.
At first I panicked, then I went into survival mode and said, think girl think! I immediately ran to the bathroom, turned the facet on hot and lay my empty mascara container in a cup, and let the hot ran on it for about 20 seconds.
Guess what guys?
You guessed it.
I had mascara. Whew! What ever little that was left and dried up in the container, melted and I was able to finished my makeup. I saved my night and myself. Thank goodness, or I would had to try that paper bag over my head trick.
Anyhow, I did that for the rest of the vacation and felt like the mascara fairy godmother since then.
We added some new earrings to the site, and as always we are here to give you ideas on how to wear our pieces. These earrings were inspired by one of our past collection and also the nineteen nineties bright color era. These earrings are Bold, Beautiful and undeniably Stylish, see for yourself
Whether you are on a college budget or your credit card has no limit, our earrings can match any style or personality. In fact, in our humble opinion, we believe Shoplawdamassey jewelry should be in every woman’s closet. Don’t you agree?
As you all should know by now, I love to create, so in my spare time, when I need to clear my mind I like making food and drinks from scratch. Today I made Tamarind juice. I am sure there are 100s of recipes around, but I am sharing mine for those you might not know what Tamarind is and it’s benefit.
Tamarind is a long pod with a hard brown shell. Tamarind come from a tree found around tropical Africa, and South Asian countries, and is imported to other places mainly from many tropical regions including Asia the Caribbean.
In some parts of the Caribbean Tamarind is known as Tamarindo by the Spanish speaking islands, such as; Cuba, Dominican Republic and Puerto Rico. In the Islands like Trinidad and Tobago, Jamaica, we like to make tamarind balls with our Tamarind. The pulp is rolled into a small ball with sugar when you bite into the balls it’s tangy, sweet tasty. Similar to how I like my popcorn, sweet and salty.
Tamarind is said to be:
High in vitamin C, calcium, potassium and iron
Prevents chronic disease
Replenishes hair, skin and nails
Boosts the digestion
Acts as a mild diretic which aids weight loss
Lowers the risk of diabetes, for the record I am pre diabetic.
It can also be used for gargling to treat sore throats.
Ready to make your juice?
1. Shell tamarind pods.
2. In a sauce pot over medium heat, combine tamarind and 3 cups of the water. Bring to a simmer, stirring and mashing with back of spoon, for about 8 to 10 minutes or until tamarind is softened and mixture is thickened. The flesh at this point has mostly peeled from the seeds.
3. Using a fine mesh sieve, strain pulp into a pitcher. Slowly add the remaining 4 cups water to the pulp, mashing with the back of the spoon to extract any remaining pulp. Discard seeds.
4. Meanwhile, either make a sugar syrup by adding sugar (use your description) with one glass of water and let it boil or use honey instead. *Note: I added my to sugar to my remaining boiled Tamarind when making my syrup to eat later as a treat. Similar to the taste of the balls, sweet and tangy.
5. Sweeten tamarind water with your sugar syrup to taste and stir well.