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    5 Vitamins For Beautiful Skin

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    For the past 2 years I’ve been really focused on taking better care of my skin. While I’m taking better care of what I put on my skin, it’s also important to nourish my skin from within. Here’s a guide to the essential vitamins you need for beautiful skin and how to get them into your diet. Vitamins A, C, E, K and B Complex are beneficial for beautiful, healthy skin.

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    VITAMIN C

    Vitamin C is a powerful antioxidant found in abundance in papaya, bell peppers, pineapple, strawberries, citrus fruits, broccoli and leafy greens. Studies show that foods high in vitamin C can help protect skin from harmful UV rays by increasing the effectiveness of sunscreen. It is also required to build collagen – actually our bodies can’t do it without vitamin C.

    As we age, our bodies lose the ability to produce collagen at the same rate as when we were young. Adding that extra vitamin C can help reduce sagging skin, fine lines and wrinkles. Getting enough vitamin C also boosts immunity. In addition to eating your daily dose, look for topical skin creams with included vitamin C for even more anti-aging benefits.

    Vitamin C is best acquired from the very freshest fruits and veggies. The amount of vitamin C declines after the produce has been picked or cooked. Eat raw, locally grown veggies and fruit for the highest amounts of natural vitamin C.

    Some Vitamin C sources:

    Kale and other leafy greens, broccoli, oranges, lemons, limes, grapefruit, parsley, cauliflower, spinach, fennel, peas, carrots, kiwi fruit and papaya.

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    Calming Cucumber Yogurt Mask

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    Its been hot and sunny in NYC lately. With everyone taking advantage of the nice weather by going to beaches and parks to enjoy the sun to get glowy tans. While most of us enjoying soaking in the rays we all know that too much sun isn’t good for us. So for those time you lay out in the sun for a little too long try this Calming Cucumber Yogurt Mask.

    This recipe calms skin with naturally anti-inflammatory cucumbers and additional probiotics to nourish your skin microbiome. The high levels of caffeic acid in cucumbers reduce swelling and inflammation. This mask feels especially good after a day spent in the sun.

    INGREDIENTS

    • 1/2 Cucumber, Pureed
    • 2 Tablespoons of Plain Yogurt

    Combine the ingredients in a small bowl and apply to a clean face with clean hands. Avoid the eye area. Leave the mask on for 15 minutes and then rinse with warm water. Follow with toner (if needed) and moisturizer.

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    Ginger Hair Oil

     

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    Ginger has a long history of medicinal uses for a healthy body and mind. Ginger root is one of the healthiest spices. Originating in China, this flowering plant contains gingerol, one of the active components of this textured spice. The flesh of the ginger may be a variety of colors from red, yellow, or white, while the outside has a light brown thick skin. This spice is not just for reducing nausea or adding a kick of spice to your recipe; ginger has benefits extend to the external as well.

    Ginger’s Skin Benefits

    • antiseptic properties which fight acne
    • stimulates circulation
    • fights dandruff
    • antioxidants which help aging skin and environmental damage
    • stimulates hair growth
    • detoxifies
    • contributes to hair sheen

    Ginger Hair Oil for New Hair Growth

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    Kylie Lip Kit Giveaway!

    I partnered up with some great bloggers to have a giveaway! I haven’t had one in a while and thought it would be a great way to give back to my readers. I hope one of you win! GOOD LUCK!

    GIVEAWAY DETAILS

    Prize: Lip Kit by Kylie Kourt K

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    Co-Hosted by: Just Bloggers: No Explanation, Fashion Daydream, Tealaholic, XOXOMAKE, ThePreppyMag, and New York Style of Mind

    Giveaway Organized by: Style Vanity

    Rules: Use the Rafflecopter form to enter daily. Giveaway ends 6/21 and is open worldwide. Winner will be notified via email.

    Are you a blogger who wants to participate in giveaways like these to grow your blog? Click here to find out how you can join a totally awesome group of bloggers!

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    M∙A∙C Select

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    Sephora and Ulta are two places that I shop regularly because they offer loyalty programs. And it’s a simple way to say thank you to consistent customers. Well, MAC Cosmetics has FINALLY jumped on board! I recently got a letter from M∙A∙C Cosmetics for this rewards program called M∙A∙C Select. I shop at M∙A∙C every now and but for all those people who are loyal to M∙A∙C this is great for you guys.

    From the M∙A∙C website “our prestigious members-only program for the makeup-obsessed.. The more you purchase, the more covetable privileges you earn and the higher you climb our three elite tiers.

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    Just want to share this with those who didn’t know about the program. You can sign up here for the M∙A∙C Select rewards program.

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    DIY Coconut Oil Sugar Lip Scrub

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    The weather has been all over the place in NYC lately, and it has been effecting my skin. But people tend to forget to take care of the skin on their lips, including me. I love DIY projects so I thought this would be a fun and useful project to do and most people will already have the ingredients at home already. So below I have a recipe for a Coconut Oil Lip Scrub and the benefits of each ingredients. Continue reading “DIY Coconut Oil Sugar Lip Scrub” »

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    Ulta 21 Days of Beauty

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    I know this is a late post but I wanted to tell you guys about Ulta’s 21 Days of Beauty. It starts today Sunday, March 13th and ends on April 2nd.  Below I have the full calendar and, I have also listed and linked to every Beauty Steal below.

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    All of the following Beauty Steals are for ONE DAY ONLY. 
    While quantities last. No rain checks. 2 per customer. The below Beauty Steals will be available both in-store and online on the day listed below unless otherwise marked (some deals are online-only, which I have clearly marked below).

    These are the beauty steals that I plan to pick up:

    BEAUTY STEALS

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    Mar 13:
    IT Cosmetics Bye Bye Pores Finishing Powder $12 (reg $24)
    Philosophy Microdelivery Exfoliating Face Wash 8 oz. $14 (reg $28)

    Mar 14:
    Stila One Step Corrector $18 (reg $36)
    ONLINE ONLY: Perricone MD all cleansers 50% off

    Mar 15:
    Smashbox Baked Fusion Softlights $16 (reg $32)
    ONLINE ONLY: Honest Beauty Everything Makeup Palette $20 (reg $35)
    Smashbox Gift with Purchase (available throughout event): free To Go Sized Photo Op Eyeshadow Trio, Photo Finish Lid Primer, and Hydrating Under Eye Primer with any $35 Smashbox purchase
    Honest Beauty Gift with Purchase (available throughout event): free Silver Clutch 7-ct Makeup Wipes with any $30 Honest Beauty purchase
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    Beauty & Health Benefits of Lemon

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    Lemons are a superfood and provide 51% of the body’s daily Vitamin C needs as well as thiamin, riboflavin, vitamin B-6, pantothenic acid, calcium, iron, magnesium, phosphorus, potassium, copper and manganese into your diet. It has low calories (29 cal /100gm) and almost no fat.

    1. Cleanses the body

    Lemon water has a powerful cleansing effect on your liver by strengthening enzyme functions. The liver is a central organ that aids your internal organs, digestive system, and circulatory system. Warm water with lemon flushes out the toxins in the body and detoxes one of the body’s most important organs.

    2. Better Skin Complexion

    Lemons contain powerful antioxidants and can help fight skin damage due to the sun or other pollutants. Since lemons contain a high concentration of Vitamin C, which is the main ingredient in the formation of collagen in the body, they are terrific for skin complexion and health.

    3. Aids in weight loss and controlling cravings

    Lemons will help you lose weight in a variety of ways. First off, pectin fibre present in lemon reduces hunger cravings and makes you feel full. .If you choose to use lemon water in the mornings (highly recommended), will help you feel fuller. Plus, the added effects on the body’s digestive system will help your metabolism work more efficiently and better utilize the nutrients you eat. Continue reading “Beauty & Health Benefits of Lemon” »

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    Mocha Mud Mask

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    On the weekends I love to do beauty regimens , such as face masks. So I thought I’d share this recipe for a Mocha Mud Mask that is a power-packed anti-aging treat for your skin

    Cocoa powder delivers tons of anti-aging antioxidants. It contains flavonoids that help the skin retain moisture, an essential ingredient for glowing skin, as well as copper, iron and magnesium. Cocoa’s antioxidants help repair damaged skin, and it contains the compound xanthine that may help prevent sun damage.

    Not only does cocoa contain powerful natural plant compounds, but it also has been proven to help lower blood pressure and boost your mood. Look for dark chocolate cocoa powder (sometimes called cocoa) for the most benefits. Continue reading “Mocha Mud Mask” »

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