I know its November but this is for the lucky travelers going south. Some Destinations such as Mexico are requiring that you use biodegradable or reef safe sunscreens and in some cases confiscate your non-biodegradable brands. Biodegradable sunscreens are environmentally friendly and minimize damage to plant life. After exposure to heat and moisture they breakdown naturally into organic components and natural micro organisms.
The other consideration for your sunscreen is ingredients. Not all sunscreens are created equal and the number is not really important. It is the zinc and non-nano titanium dioxide that determine the spectrum or broad spectrum and remember to reapply after swimming. Listed below are some ingredients to avoid in sunscreens. There is also so much marketing of packaging so checking ingredients is key, sometimes the baby sunscreen has the same ingredients as the adult brands.
Some harmful ingredients to Avoid
Here is a list of Reef Safe Biodegradable sunscreens to choose from.
All good Sport Sunscreen
Also check out my post about the myths of sunscreen.
Moringa Olivera (The Miracle Tree)
Moringa provides 36 natural anti-inflammatories, 46 different antioxidants, active and bio available enzymes, more than 90 phytonutrients, over 20 amino acids and a great amount of chlorophyll. It also is a great source of omega-3, 6 and 9 oils and minerals. The plant is a good source of vitamins and in fact, 510 times the amount of vitamin a you would find in a carrot (gram for gram). Moringa leaves contain vitamins A, B1, B2, B3, B6 and B7, as well as, vitamin C, D, E and K.
Marina Oleifera is very rich in mitochondrial sirloins, a group of enzymes that exist in every cell of the human body that divert energy into cellular preservation. In addition, it contains chlorophyll, carotenoids, cytokinins, flavonoids, plant sterols, polyphenols, lutein, xanthins, rutin, zeaten and more.
With its 46 different antioxidants, Morringa is the best toxin cleanser for our system. It can have a laxative effect if taken in a large dose (about one tablespoon a day). Our liver gets overwhelmed by the anti-hepatotoxic constituents, it not only cleanses the liver but also has a curative effects on many liver disorders.
In addition, Moringa has anti-pathogenic properties and when you consume it pathogens will die, fat will break down to release stored toxins. The chlorophyll in Moringa will start to displace heavy metals stored in the body.
Moringa Promotes Healing
Moringa Oleifera is on of the most powerful health-enhancing plants. It is known to promote healing or to aid the body to overcome more than 300 diseases, according to the National Institute of Health. Moringa has overwhelmed the scientific community and numerous studies have confirmed tremendous health restoration potential. It has been used to treat conditions such as malnutrition, arthritis, rheumatism, anemia, cancer, diabetes, epilepsy and stomach complications such as spasms, ulcers, stomach pain and constipation.
Moringa can boost the immune system and can increase the production of milk lactating mothers. The Moringa plant has been found to act as an powerful anti-inflammatory (it naturally contains 36 types of anti-inflammatory agents), it is also an anti fungal.
When taken regularly, Moringa can normalize blood pressure and blood sugar.
What is Special About Nia Pure Nature Moringa?
Nia Pure Nature's Moringa leaves are harvested from organically grown trees in India. The young and tender leaves are selected, sorted and freeze dried to maintain their maximum nutritive value. The leaves are then ground to create a fine unadulterated powder. Our Moringa leaf powder retains a bright green color and has a fresh flavor much like spinach. It is a rich source of fibers, protein, vitamins and minerals.
Where Beauty Is Deifined By you
This is my first interview ever. I was so nervous but I did it anyway. I did this with just my laptop and my Smart phone. We also did the Facebook live from Jennifer Jane Clark's page. I didn't really know what I was doing but I went for it anyway and I think it came out pretty good for the first kick at the can. I'm putting up as it is, raw and ready because I haven't figured out how to edit my movies yet. I wanted to create an online TV show with interviews of women and how they feel about beauty, women in business mainly in my local community. So I am just going for it I will learn how to edit my videos and they'll get better and better with time. I am usually a perfectionist and never get anything done unless it's going to perfect, so this is a perfect example of me just going for it when I really don't know what I'm doing .
I have a vision for the end results I I am confident I will find my way. This is just the beginning so more fun things to come so stay tuned News at 11.
A little Soft Nude by Melaleuca from their line Sei Bella, Why do we buy nude lipstick you ask? Yes, why do we buy nude lipstick a color that is the same as our lips you say! Well, sometimes you just want to look natural of course! Apparently or allegedly, the way to pick your perfect lip shade is to check your nipples, yes your nipples. The news on the street is that you should wear lipstick that is the same color as your nipples. This is a whole new shopping experience, go to makeup counter pull up your top and take a good look at your nipple and choose your color. Now you would have to sample the colors of course and this would entail having your nipple swinging in the wind, taking those testers and sampling them along side that beautiful nipple of yours. A new shopping experience for sure. This would definitely bring more male shoppers to the beauty counters. Let me see now let's just whip my nipple out and place it on the counter and let me test your lovely new colors please.
When I say nipples swinging in the wind this could be a select few women of a certain age or not! Some nipples would be whipped out and pointed and perky much easier to see, some a little down under. Some would have to be picked out of the bra and folded onto the counter, whatever works. All the boobs and nipples are beautiful just the way they are! There is, however, another way, which is to just take a picture of your lovely nipple on your phone and bring it with you. You could shop for the new colors hoping the picture is a perfect match.
I am reviewing this new lipstick I purchased called Soft Nude by Sei Bella from Melaleuca. I am picky about the smell of lipstick, it cannot have a certain smell like some lipsticks have. Some smell stuffy and reminds me of my grandmother's old lipstick. I am wearing it for the first time today so I will see how long it lasts and if it goes all lumpy and sticks in the corners of your mouth, I hate when that happens. So far I love it, I like the color and FYI, it matches my nipple and no I won't be posting a picture of my nipple in case you were wondering. They are perfect nipples if I do say so myself you'll just have to sit and wonder how beautiful they really are, and you will just have to take my word for it. News at 11.
OMG I can't be left alone for two minutes. Really, I wonder about myself sometimes or maybe its just my brain getting older and the files are full. Maybe I have to clean the cache and dump it in the trash file lol. So, I am trying out this new eco friendly non toxic cleaner from Melaleuca and I spray my tub with the tub and tile cleaner. I have other things to do so I thought I will leave for a few minutes to work then I will rinse it off. Ya, so I do a few things and forget about it, of course. I then proceed to take a nice hot bath with the candle and all. I put my nice bath salts in, light the candle, have my chai tea all ready, fill the bath and sink into that wonderful hot water umm nice.
Then I start to feel a little tingle on my skin and I think oh maybe I put the water too hot. The water can never be too hot can it? So there I am relaxing and still feel that tingle so I think maybe its the bath salts, I am a ginger so I have really sensitive skin so it could be anything right??? I am trying to relax and then my eyes bing open because I just remembered that I didn't rinse off the tub and tile cleanser that I am trying out. Oh boy I jump out of the bath thinking I have now burnt of the skin of my nether regions if you know what I mean. Very sensitive area and the ph balance can be thrown off at any given moment! Yes I have burnt my hoo ha as I fondly named it. Men name there nether regions don't they? So I have named mine so what!
I turn on the shower and rinse myself off hoping I haven't done too much damage. Well, thank god for cleaning products that are not harsh and full of chemicals because my skin was fine, the tub was clean and all is well in the hoo ha department. I am giving Melaleuca a big thumbs up for the Tub and Tile cleaner, I just don't suggest you use it for a bath. I tried the Glass Cleaner and the heavy duty cleaner as well and I love them. At least I didn't confuse the glass cleaner for toner and spray it on my face!
Nail designs will travel.
I was traveling to Cuba this year and visiting some local people in Puerto Padre a little town in Los Tunas in Holguin. Every year I go there and I notice the great nail designs. Even in a place where many things are not available you can find art. Almost every woman has nails and they have beautiful designs. Cuba is a place where people live in a time bubble, old movies are on TV and they can’t get anything there but they manage to make due with what they have. Being in that situation creates some very interesting resourcefulness. I think Cubans can fix anything. When it comes to nail art I found if amazing how they are up to date in nail art fashion since they are not exposed to media and the modern fast paced outside world revolving around them.
I brought some nail polishes, brushes and jewels to a local lady and she did some designs on a young girl who lived near by. She was so happy to receive the gifts I gave her and she showed me the design she did. Goes to show how popular nails art really is. I have been doing nails for 20 years now and have never really delved into nail art except years ago when air brush was popular. I love art and paint as well so this is a new door opening in an profession I have been in for years. There is always new and creative ways to reinvent your nail business or any business you are in. Blending art into my already existing business is fun, refreshing and puts a refreshing new spin on things.
So many designs so little time…
.Trying to get in the feeling os spring which isn't easy when there is 20 cm of snow outside in March, so thank you snow storm. I am using GelMoment and I like the product very much. It is a system you can buy and DIY.
Here is the beginner kit. It is a great little travel kit with everything you need if you have to fix your polish. You just need two coats, no ned for top or bottom coat just apply 1 coat cue and then 2nd coat, cure and go. Love this idea. The LED lamp has a USB port how convenient is that?
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