These Unexpected Odds & Ends Build a Beautifying Smoothie
You graduated Green Smoothie 101 with honors, and you're ready for some fresh ideas to elevate your morning beauty drink. While you've probably been encouraged to start acquiring exotic powders and superfood berries to take your smoothies to a new level, I have a different suggestion: rethink what you throw in the trash. When it comes to veggies, one person's trash is another person's smoothie base! Now, don't get all grossed out on me. I just want you to consider that the odds & ends that you usually put down the garbage disposal or in the compost might actually be blendable ...
8 Ways to Make This Your Most Beautiful Summer Ever
Want the secret to a summer of looking and feeling your best? If I could give you just one piece of meaningful advice for a gorgeous summer, it would be to start thinking about your beauty in a different way—from the inside out! Summer is your season to glow, to feel energized, inspired and alive, and to enjoy the very best of nature. There are so many ways to boost your beauty and health this season, and I don't want you to miss a single one. As you move through the summer months, take these eight tips with you, and use them ...
Survive the Summer with a Homemade After-Sun Face Mist
You've gotta love green tea. Not only is it a major wrinkle-blocker, it helps you burn calories while it defends against sun damage and other forms of skin aging. Drinking green tea (2 cups daily is the recommended dose), as well as applying it topically is a great boost for your summer sun defense. The antioxidant-rich polyphenols in green tea fight free radical damage that causes age spots, sagging skin, wrinkles and other forms of sun damage—what could be your biggest summer beauty headache. A new British Journal of Nutrition study actually found that supplementing with green tea catechins (some of ...
How to Get Your Guy to Drink Green Smoothies
He looks skeptically at kale, questions quinoa and thinks your fish oil capsules were prescribed by a witch doctor. Trying to get your guy to permanently eschew a diet of burgers and beer may be an impossible dream, but there are more than a few ways to open his eyes to the benefits of a cleaner, greener diet. We all need a little balance, right? If you're looking for a few tips from those who have tried (and succeeded) to get their guys to eat healthier, check out the below dos and don'ts. 'Cause you know, green smoothies always taste better ...
On My Hair in May…Luxury Haircare from Olja
I've tried a lot of luxury hair lines over the years, but their ingredients disappoint me, from the $33 a bottle Kerastase (full of parabens) to the $37 Oribe and the cult-fave Living Proof (brimming with endocrine disruptors like synthetic fragrance and butylphenyl methylpropional). They're just not products I feel good about massaging into my head, and I'm certainly not going to pay top dollar to do so, you know? But if you look hard, you'll find that there are haircare splurges that are both healthy AND luxurious. Meet Olja. This brand new handmade line (it just became available in the ...
Spring Collagen-Booster: Strawberries
You've been eating loads of spring greens lately, right? Good for you—and your skin! But sometimes even greens need to be set aside for sweeter bites, and strawberry season is our moment. This week I'm cooking with a juicy spring fruit that’s packed with benefits for your skin, eyes, teeth and body: the strawberry. Although you can find strawberries year-round, they’ll be a ready for local harvest in much of the country in a few short weeks. This is the moment when they’ll taste best and will be packed with the most beauty nutrition. Whether you pick your own or buy ...
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