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Sunday, May 5, 2013

Celebrating Baby Bumps !

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Feeling fabulous when you’re expecting can be tough, but with the right touch of sparkle, you’ll be an absolute star. Get ready to rock that Hollywood glamour in styles inspired by our favorite celebrity moms-to-be!
Kid's Emma Cuff  
… And if you’re already a mom, your little lady will feel like a star too in these sweet, adjustable kid’s cuffs. L-O-V-E.

Parmesan-Spice Salmon !

grilled salmon and vegetables

Parmesan-Spice  Salmon

When cooked right, salmon is not just tasty, but it is also protein-rich, filled with Omega fatty acids, easy to digest, and filled with the goodness of phosphorus. Yet, how many of us turn away from it because it tastes bland and the generic recipes are so boring?
In this recipe which serves four people easily, we will cook it with some spices which will bring out the flavors of the fish perfectly. Serving it with a lovely garden salad of fresh vegetables will make this into a gorgeous meal which is filling, tasty, and yet perfectly balanced.

  • 4 thick salmon fillets
  • 1 teaspoon parmesan cheese
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon fresh oregano
  • ½ teaspoon ground cayenne pepper
  • ½ teaspoon garlic powder
  • ½ teaspoon black pepper powder
  • ½ teaspoon ground allspice
  • Salt to taste
  • 2 teaspoon olive oil (optional)
  • Fresh garden salad (lettuce, tomatoes, cucumber) to serve with
  • Lime wedges to serve with
Combine the parmesan cheese with the oregano, cayenne pepper, garlic powder, black pepper powder, allspice together. Prick the salmon all over with a fork, and apply the lemon juice and salt all over it. Let it rest for 10-15 minutes.
Heat a nonstick pan, and swirl it around to coat the bottom and sides. Smear the cheese-spice mixture all over the salmon pieces, and rub it in. Place each salmon piece in the pan, creating a single layer if this cannot be achieved in one go, you can “fry” the salmon in two batches. Do flip or touch the fish for 4-5 minutes, allowing a crust to form. Flip over, and cook the other side till a crust develops, about 4-5 minutes.
Remove the salmon and serve with a big helping of salad and a wedge of lime.
The tiny bot of grated parmesan will not just help develop a gorgeous crust, it will also enhance the flavors of the fish incredibly.

Stay tune, I'll be back with more recipes ! Loves xox


Eyebrow care for men !!

Taking care of your eyebrows is not a female thing. Men should also care for their eyebrows. The difference is that men don’t need to pluck each individual hair with the patience, daily dedication and precision that women do. Eyebrow maintenance for men is a once in a while event, but that does not make it unimportant. On the contrary – eyebrows are detrimental to the expression of your face.

Should you be messing with your eyebrows at all?
Before you decide to shape your eyebrows take a good look in the mirror to determine whether this is necessary. Don’t go out and buy tweezers just because someone said you should. Your appearance and maintenance are a matter of personal choice.

The most frequent problem – hair between the eyebrows
If you like the look of connecting eyebrows, by all means keep it. However if the hair between your eyebrows is a lot and you decide to remove it, use tweezers. Shaving it is a very bad idea, so do not be tempted to run the razor above your nose while shaving in the morning. Once you shave those hairs, you will have to do this daily, yet this method of hair removal is not at all precise and can cause skin irritation.

Eyebrows that are too long
If the hairs of your eyebrows have a tendency to stick out, before getting annoyed and doing anything rash try to locate where the problem is. Isolate the jutting hairs and clip the extra millimeters away with small manicure scissors. Do not cut too low! If your eyebrow hairs are too short they will continue to stick out, but will look much worse and far more unnatural than when they were longer
Eyebrows that are too thick
Observe your eyebrows in the mirror after taking a shower. Brush them in the direction of hair growth. Then use tweezers to remove a few of the extra hairs. Never tweeze more than one hair at a time. If you are in doubt, better wait. You can always pluck the hair out later, but you can’t plant it back in. When thinning out your eyebrows, do not overdo it. Keep tweezing to a minimum. Avoid removing hairs from the upper side of the eyebrow. Work from the nose outward.

Other methods
In beauty salons eyebrows are shaped with hot wax masks. However experimenting with hot wax at home can be dangerous, especially when using it on your face. Do not use hair-removal lotions either, because the skin around the eyes is extremely sensitive.

Very important!
Whatever you decide to do with your eyebrows, keep in mind that you will need not only tools such as scissors and tweezers, but also good lighting.
Also, if you are using tweezers to shape your eyebrows, use them for this job only. You can not use them for tweaking, fine-tuning and cleaning small objects. If you are going to use them on your eyebrows, they must be clean.

The seven biggest mistakes in applying foundation !

Foundation is the most important part of makeup, the base on which all else is built. If you mess up this part of your make up the rest of it will look odd, no matter how expertly it is done. Here are the most common mistakes women make when applying foundation:

1.    Choosing the wrong nuance
All make-up artists are of the opinion that foundation should be in the same tone as your natural complexion. To determine the perfect tone for your skin apply a line of each of the 3 or 4 colors that seem closest to your complexion to your jawline and choose the one that blends most invisibly.

2.    Applying foundation with force
If you assert too much pressure on your sponge or applicator you will not get a better coverage. All you will accomplish by rubbing too hard is reddening of the skin and an uneven distribution of foundation. For a better effect use your fingertips and apply the foundation with light circular motions.

3.    Applying foundation with insufficient light
If the room is too bright or too dark you will not be able to see properly and cover all of your face evenly. When you go outside, the daylight will make your mistakes visible. Our advice is to create your makeup in the same light in which you will be wearing it.

4.    There are visible traces on your neck or chin
Make sure you spread and blend your foundation, especially around the edges. Pay extra attention to the following areas: the hairline, under and around the nose, the ears, the chin and jawline and especially the neck.

5.    You are applying more than is needed
If you are trying to cover up some defect, you should know that masking it over with foundation has the reverse effect. Spread the foundation in an even layer over your whole face; do not pile it in one area, because this will attract attention to this area.

6.    You are using excessive amounts of the product
Your skin needs air, so in this case “The less the better” is the rule to go by. Otherwise you may be mistaken for a clown.

7.    You have not prepared the skin before applying foundation
First of all you have to clean the skin. Then you have to hydrate it with a moisturizing lotion. You can begin applying foundation once the moisturizer is completely absorbed.