Get Beautiful with Petroleum Jelly

Petroleum jelly (Vaseline) has long been used as a beauty staple. Learn all of the different ways that you can put this product to use in your beauty routine and save money, not to mention space in your bathroom cabinet. Fix your eyebrows. Use a clean fingertip or a mascara wand to apply a tiny amount of petroleum jelly to your eyebrows in a sweeping motion. Start from the inside and go toward the outside in one moment. Instantly tamed brows are yours. Remove your eye makeup. Put some petroleum jelly on your eyelids and then wipe it off again … Continue reading

Your Skin in Your 60s

It entirely possible to have beautiful skin throughout your life! As you move into your sixties, you have to deal with skin issues that started in earlier decades plus new problems that can crop up. Skin issues you may encounter as you move into your sixties: Dryness. Your skin has a hard time retaining moisture and natural oil production slows down. Dullness. Cell turnover continues to slow — a process that started in your forties. Dark spots. Between the lack of oil, the loss of collagen and elastin, and the dryness, dark spots can really start to stand out. Bone … Continue reading

Ways to Save on Summer Vacation—-Don’t Get the Massage

For the past several weeks I have been providing tips on how you can preserve your family’s summer vacation plans despite astronomical airfares and record high gas prices. The following tidbits are aimed at helping you save on the road as well, though one is a bit more tongue-in-cheek than the other. These days talk of a recession is on the minds and lips of practically every financial expert paraded on cable news shows; however there are some people in the world who don’t have to worry about pinching pennies during these tough economic times. And no doubt some of … Continue reading

Skin Care for Acne in Pregnancy

Some women have beautiful skin during pregnancy. Others aren’t so lucky and tend to break out more. Your skin can change throughout the pregnancy. My skin tends to break out during the first trimester and is clear during the rest of my pregnancy. Hormonal changes are responsible for these changes. Discuss treatment options with your doctor. Many prescription acne treatments are not safe during pregnancy. Some are known to cause birth defects. Before using any prescription or over the counter remedy, ask your doctor or midwife. They will be able to tell you which are safe and which should be … Continue reading

Inexpensive and Easy Ways to Use Turmeric In Your Home

Finding other uses for household products and items has almost become an obsession for me. Being as frugal as I try to be, I save everything. I also do lots of bulk shopping and use coupons like crazy. For whatever reason, I found a bunch of Turmeric, a very common Asian spice used in Curry in my spice cabinet, and decided to do some research on the spice. I wanted to see if there was anything I could use it for besides cooking and dying eggs. Well, not only did I experiment on my own, but I also asked others … Continue reading

Mental Preparation for Labor and Delivery

While it may be tempting to think of labor and delivery as a primarily physical experience, it is important that you do not underestimate the mind’s role in the process of birth. Mental preparation for the birth of your baby is important, and preparing yourself for success can help you to have a smoother labor and delivery. Here are a few things that you can do to mentally prepare yourself for the big day. Read positive birth stories. When I was pregnant, I used to avoid hearing birth stories because many of the ones that I had initially heard were … Continue reading

How to Etch Glass

Acid etched glass can be beautiful and functional. It can let in natural light, all while assuring privacy. Today’s etching cream is safe to use, making etched glass an idea project for the home. Listed below is everything that you will need for this project, as well as the steps to take. Clean your glass. You need to start with a squeaky clean glass surface before you begin etching. Was the glass throughly, using a glass cleaner and a lint-free cloth. Microfiber is a good choice. Any lint left behind by paper towels or other clothes could affect the outcome. … Continue reading

Health Benefits of Carrots

When I was a baby I loved carrots. My mom would joke that she gave me carrots to keep my hair red. Apparently my love for carrots is not uncommon. After potatoes, carrots are the most popular type of vegetable. It is said that the average American eats over ten pounds of carrots a year. There are so many carrots to choose from with over 75 species and several colors like purple, white, yellow, red, and of course, orange. The best part is that carrots are so good for you. Health Benefits of Carrots Vision: We have all heard that … Continue reading

Where to Get Free Flowers, Plants and Trees

The secret to a beautifully landscaped yard and garden isn’t necessarily spending a lot of money. In fact, you can have a landscaper’s dream for free. A couple of weeks ago, my family and I attended a yard sale. While we didn’t find anything we wanted to purchase, we did find a very pleasant family who had an absolutely gorgeous yard. There was a bank of different flowers and plants to the left of the garage, and a trellis arch off to the right of the house that led back to a secret garden. Naturally we complimented the homeowner. She … Continue reading

Chubby Babies Don’t Make Desirable Cover Models

In my opinion there’s nothing more delicious than a marshmallow-cheeked baby with Michelin Man arms and chunky monkey thighs. Unfortunately, my penchant for chubby infants is one of the reasons why I would never make it as a magazine editor in Britain. Fortunately, I would rather mother butterball babies than edit photos of them, so I’m not too broken up about my fate. However, there are plenty of parents on both sides of the Atlantic who are irate about re-touched photos of plump tots being featured on the covers of international glossies. According to reports, several British parenting magazines have … Continue reading