Thursday, November 29, 2012

Get Perfect Skin

How to Get Perfect Skin: Don’t Over-Pick Pimples
We understand the temptation, really we do. The truth is, you can pop a zit if it’s a whitehead, but only once! Resist the urge to squeeze the spot until you bleed—that’s how scarring happens! As soon as the little guy shows up, put a little benzoyl peroxide treatment (try Clinique’s Acne Solutions Emergency Gel Lotion, $15) on it, and leave it alone so your skin can heal.

Source: Glamour

Monday, November 26, 2012

Worst "Healthy" Sandwich

Worst "Healthy" Sandwich
Quizno's Veggie (large)
1,090 calories
61 g fat (19 g saturated)
2,540 mg sodium

In most people's minds, "veggie" is synonymous with "healthy," which is what makes this sandwich such a sly beast. You might think it's a welterweight, but topped as it is with the trio of mozzarella cheese, Cheddar cheese, and guacamole—which together provide a full day's worth of fat—this sub fights its way into the big boys' division. If it's vegetables you seek at Quizno's, it's either the Pan Asian Chopped Salad or a fistful of fat.

Source: Eat This, Not That

Saturday, November 24, 2012

Bad Hair Day?

The bad hair day insta-fix..
Oscar Blandi Pronto Dry Shampoo $15 at

Editors’ Note: You don’t need be on the waiting list for Oscar Blandi’s chic Madison Avenue salon to get a gorgeous head of hair. The stylist-to-the-stars, who has coiffed the hair of envy-inducing celebs like Jessica Biel, Kelly Ripa, and Julianna Marguilies, created his product line with exotic ingredients like jasmine, lemon verbena and grape seed extract. Not only do these remind him of favorite Italian scents, but they just happen to be major hair health-savers.

Source: Glamour

Monday, November 19, 2012

Hammam Bath

Splurge: the Hammam Bath
Zen is in. Before savoring a Turkish-style full-body rubdown, unwind in a traditional hammam bath, where the air is ripe with stress-relieving herbal essential oils. After your purifying massage-exfoliation-wrap session, take your pick of amenities: Head to the sauna, steam room, cool mist room or dipping pool to further enhance your experience. (So many choices, so little time!)

Source: Glamour

Saturday, November 17, 2012

3 Ways to Look Better in Photos (and the Beauty Products That'll Get You There)

Never untag a picture again! Makeup guru and celeb photographer Davis Factor gives his camera-ready Dos & Don’ts.

“Tilt your head so hair is visible,” says Factor. Straight on, you can look like you don’t have hair!

1. “Do apply makeup in the lighting you’ll be photographed in so it’s not too heavy,” says Factor. “For natural light, avoid sparkle. It accentuates fine lines and ages you.”

2. “Do use a light-reflecting concealer to combat undereye shadows,” he says. We like Simply Vera Vera Wang Illuminating Concealer ($19.50,

3. “Do use an anti-shine product to keep skin matte. Oily skin gets shinier thanks to the flash.” Try Smashbox Anti-Shine ($27,

Your Photo Essentials:

Factor’s must: Great Primer. He recommends Smashbox Photo Finish Foundation Primer ($36,

Beauty Editor Addiction: YSL Mascara Volume Effet Faux Cils Shocking in No. 1 Deep Black ($30,

Our Pick: A Real Red. Try NYC New York Color Ultra Moist Lipwear in Retro Red ($2,

Source: Glamour

Thursday, November 15, 2012

Situp with Punch

Total-Body Stress-Buster Workout - No time for hour-long exercise? No problem. Here is one amazing workout that takes just 15 minutes. It can be completed without sacrificing much of your precious time. Plus, they don't require much equipment, so there's no need to even set foot in a gym; you can do them anywhere. Perform as many reps as you can in 60 seconds, then move to the next exercise and so on. After completing all seven moves back to back, rest for 60 seconds, then repeat the circuit.

Situp with Punch - Lie on your back with your knees bent, your feet flat on the floor, and hands behind your head. Brace your abs, sit up, and punch across your body six times with your left arm. Return to the starting position, sit up, and punch across your body six times with your left arm. That is one rep.

Source: Men's Health

Sunday, November 11, 2012

Questions Women Ask About Their Body

Q: When I start working out, I gain weight, so I get tempted to stop. What's going on?
A: You're probably gaining lean muscle and dropping body fat. At the very start of a workout plan, you may be putting on muscle faster than you're losing body fat, thus the small initial weight bump. Remember that muscle is denser and takes up less space than fat. If your weight doesn't change, your dress size probably will.

Thursday, November 8, 2012


One of Eat This, Not That's 8 Foods You Should Eat Everyday. Most red, yellow, or orange vegetables and fruits are spiked with carotenoids--fat soluble compounds that are associated with a reduction in a wide range of cancers, as well as reduced risk and severity of inflammatory conditions such as asthma and rheumatoid arthritis--but none are as easy to prepare or have as low a caloric density as carrots. Aim for 1/2 cup a day.
Substitutes: Sweet potato, pumpkin, butternut squash, yellow bell pepper, mango
Fit it in: Raw baby carrots, slice raw yellow pepper, butternut squash soup, pumpkin pie, carrot cake

Source: Eat This, Not That

Monday, November 5, 2012

Best Beauty Products

Eye Cream for Dark Circles - Aveeno Positively Radiant Eye Illuminator ($12; Soy and vitamin B help reduce puffiness and dark circles. Also has a cool brush applicator.

Facial Cleanser - Simple Brand Moisturizing Facial Wash ($7; Dry, sensitive, oily. This wash works for all. The star ingredient, bisabolol, acts like an anti-inflammatory to help keep skin calm.

Sunscreen for Face - Neutrogena Clear Face Liquid Lotion SPF 30 ($11; This skin saver is completely oil free, so it won't clog pores. It won't look greasy on your face either.

Anti-Ager for Wrinkles - Garnier Ultra-Lift 2 in 1 Wrinkle Reducer ($17; most stores). It uses a natural retinoid to ramp up cell turnover and reduce the look of wrinkles.

Eye Cream for Wrinkles - Shiseido WrinkleResist24 Benefiance Eye Contour Cream ($55; Hydrating plant extracts make fine lines less noticeable, and hyaluronic acid pulls moisture into the skin to plump it even more.

Source: Health Magazine

Thursday, November 1, 2012

100-Calorie Mexican Frittatas

These Tex-Mex Mini-Frittatas are amazing.  approximately 112 calories for 2 frittatas.  Served along side turkey sausage and a glass of orange juice or a bowl of berries and you have a fabulously healthy low-calorie breakfast.

I love these, they are fast and simple.  They reheat VERY well.  I make enough for several breakfasts and then heat them up in the morning. I have been feeding a hunkering for spicy Mexican food and this hit the spot, served on a bed of pico de gallo it is amazing (calorie count only includes mini-frittatas).  Buon Appetito!

Tex-Mex Mini-Frittatas (Low Calorie)
Olive Oil Spray
16 egg whites
2 ounces 2% Mexican cheese blend (I used Lucerne brand)
1/4 cup drained canned diced green chilis
salt and pepper, to taste

Preheat oven to 350°.  Lightly mist 8 cups of a non-stick muffin pan with the olive oil spray. Put 2 egg whites in each muffin cup, sprinkle with pinch of salt and pepper.  Bake for 8-10 minutes, or until almost set.

In a small mixing bowl, mix the cheese and chiles.  Spoon the mixture evenly over the tops of the frittatas.  Bake for 8 to 10 minutes longer, or until the egg is no longer runny and the cheese is melted.  Transfer the muffin tin to a cooling rack and allow the frittatas to rest for 2 minutes before serving.

Source: Slow Roasted Italian

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