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Homemade Facial Mask Recipes

Homemade Facial Mask Recipes

by: Janice Raizel

Have you ever calculate how much money you have spent for beauty purpose in a month or a year? $200? $500? or maybe $1000 or more?
Maybe it’s time for you to stop wasting too much money by trying some cheaper beauty products which also will bring you the same results (or even more) compare with those expensive ones.
These are all natural homemade facial mask recipes, which you can prepare easily within minutes and the best part is: won’t cost you much!
* Normal, combination skin, oily and blemished skin
Mix one egg white, 1/2 cup cooked instant oatmeal, a teaspoon olive oil and a few drops of lemon juice until smooth. Spread on your face and neck, leave on for 15 – 30 min then rinse with lukewarm water.
* Dry skin
Mix one egg yolk, one tea...

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Are Astrologers just plain stupid?

Are Astrologers just plain stupid?

by: Adrian Fourie

We live at an interesting time of scientific knowledge. Scientists say that you cannot gain an advantage over the Casino, since the odds are stacked against you. Scientists also say that Astrology does not seem feasible, since it does not fit in with known scientific laws. However, it is estimated that approximately 100 million people in the world either follow Astrology or see that there is some truth in it.
Are all these people gullible or stupid? Do people just follow something in their millions, century after century, if there is nothing there? Are humans really this fickle, or is it because each of them has had personal experiences or discoveries that have made them see that something very real and valid is going on? Avoid being too...

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6 Useful Tips to Cut Wedding Costs

6 Useful Tips to Cut Wedding Costs

by: Dulce Azogue

Weddings are very nice occasions people want to attend to. But they can be time consuming and demand enormous attention on the part of the couple with lots of things to prepare for, in order for their wedding to be memorable. They can be very expensive, too. So how can you prepare for your wedding if you wan to save and are on a budget? Here are some tips.

Invitations. If you think that inviting people by giving them cards with fancy designs and made of expensive ink is still important to you, you may consider discarding that idea. You’re on a budget, right? Your main goal is to cut costs on things not that important to you...

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On a Diet During The Holidays? Okay, Knock It Off!

On a Diet During The Holidays? Okay, Knock It Off!

by: Kenia Morales

While surfing the net submitting my articles, reading, shopping etc. I stumped in to many articles title how not gain weight during the holiday’s, low fat holiday recipes, holiday Diet, blah, blah, blah..
I can not help but ask; on a diet during the holiday’s? Oh, knock it off! Are we missing the point here? All I remember for the holidays were Christmas decorations, family gatherings, gift exchanges, and last but not least GREAT FOOD. In fact food it’s so important during the season that almost every country, race etc. has their own traditional recipes for this special time of the year.
So, do yourself a favor and get off your diet...

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Syndrome X – What Is It And Have You Got It?

Syndrome X – What Is It And Have You Got It?

by: Kay Blackiston

Syndrome X or the X factor as it is sometimes known was first described in 1988 by Professor Gerald Reaven , an endocrinologist at California’s Stanford University after twenty years of study. Since this first identification the understanding of Syndrome X has come a long way.
Before we define Syndrome X we need to clarify the role of insulin in the body. When we eat carbohydrates – which are basically sugars, the glucose levels in our blood start to rise. In response to this,the pancreas gland produces insulin. The insulin takes the glucose and changes it into glycogen, which it stores in the muscles and liver cells for future use as energy...

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Hang In There Dieters, Help Is At Hand!!

Hang In There Dieters, Help Is At Hand!!

by: Gordon Black

I was thinking about diets and such and it occurred to me that dieting is kind of like sports, but one way in which dieting differs from sports competition is that in dieting there seems to be a lack of gradualization in the preparation.
What I’m getting at is that if you want to run the 100 metres pretty fast, even competitively, you don’t just go out to the track and put in a full practice right off the bat. I mean it’s just not do-able really, is it? You’ve got to prepare and train in a systematic way which allows you to get stronger and faster throughout the training, and that can takes months if not, more realistically, years.
Well we all know that, we’ve all seen the “up close and personal” sports profiles, we all know tha...

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What Women Want

What Women Want

by: Irene Segal

Women in business and the professions continue to change the face of the North American economy. Women are starting more businesses than men and are twice as likely to remain in business than their male counterparts. Career women are thriving and are making a positive impact on the economy. We now represent 55% of university graduates, and 58% of new entrepreneurs, and yet the greatest challenge women now face is having less financial security than in the past. The biggest hurdle women have to climb is being able to reach old aged without depleted resources or not having enough money to live out their lives.
Women statistically live longer than men, yet they continue to invest less and most are not adequately prepared for retirement...

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What is Reiki?

What is Reiki?

by: Sam Stevens

Reiki is an ancient form of energy healing in which a properly attuned Reiki Practitioner serves as a conduit for Universal Life Force (or ReiKi). The Reiki practitioner opens them self up as a conduit for a semi-sentient energy summoned from a higher source to facilitate healing or correct a person’s aura. The Reiki Practitioner is not a healer per se – but the energy moves through them to work with the recipient’s higher will in correcting imbalances and treating situations from the core causal point rather than the effect. This is thought to have a beneficial effect on the body, mind, and spirit, emotional and in Indian systems – the chakra system.
Everything in the universe is thought to have an underlying energy that gives it form, structure, healt...

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Self Tanners: Your New Best Friend?

Self Tanners: Your New Best Friend?

by: Danna Schneider

Have you ever known a sun worshipper, one of those people who can never seem to get a dark enough tan? They are always looking for that new product that will break their newest tanning plateau and deepen their color even more. Some of them are the lucky few who’s skin tans easily. They rarely burn, and after a few hours in the sun, will emerge looking like most of us would after a long Caribbean vacation. The rest of us though, are left to envy these lucky few, as we know darn well a few hours in the sun will wreak at least a week’s worth of peeling, dry, red havoc on our skin, not to mention the multitude of fine lines and wrinkles that will surely follow.
That is, until the past few years have produced the latest and greatest genera...

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Helping The Control Freak Plan The Wedding

Helping The Control Freak Plan The Wedding

by: Sher Matsen

My daughter and fiancé have finally set the “big day” but now comes the fun part of helping the control freak plan the wedding. The control freak being my daughter.
Now don’t get me wrong, I’m really looking forward to helping my daughter and I’m accustomed to her control freak nature. This could be a really fun experience if you look at the right way. I’ll just sit back and do what I’m told when I’m told.
If you’ve ever known a control freak you’ll know what I’m talking about. These people simply can’t give up control of any aspect of their lives. They must always be in control, so the title “control freak” is rightfully earned.
Now helping a control freak plan a wedding, can you imagine, after al...

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Hyaluronic Acid Injections Increase Visibility wit

Hyaluronic Acid Injections Increase Visibility with Supermodel Spokesperson

by: Jana Willinger

Hyaluronic acid products are poised to continue their fast growth, particularly in the form of hyaluronic acid injections, according to E-Hyaluronicacid.com. The latest reason behind this growth is Medicis’ recent announcement that it has appointed supermodel, Frederique van der Wal to be the new face of Restylane. Frederique, one of modeling’s most recognizing stars, has appeared on nine Cosmopolitan and in several other publications including Victoria’s Secret, Harpers Bazaar and Vogue.
Frederique’s image will appear on the company’s website and on its information brochures. Van der Wal will additionally serve as the product’s spokeswoman for the firm’s public relation campaign...

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Jeans For Work Or Sexy Jeans

Jeans For Work Or Sexy Jeans

by: Mike Yeager

A little over a century ago Levi Strauss invented to first modern jeans. Introduced originally as rugged, durable clothing for hard working men and women, today all social classes feel comfortable in jeans. Trends and fashion icons come and go but wearing stylish, comfortable jeans is still favored by many people. . While their charisma springs from their legendary American roots, their commercial strength rests on innovation and interpretation in the hands of jeanswear makers around the world.
While the basic structure of jeans has remained the same, there have been some colorful innovations. Consider the Bell Bottoms of the 1970’s. Tight waisted and wide flaring bottoms...

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Diamond Jewelry – The Ultimate Classic Adornment

Diamond Jewelry – The Ultimate Classic Adornment

by: Angela S Davis

Diamond jewelry is the ultimate adornment for a woman or even a man. It is something which takes us beyond the realm of time. Diamond jewelry is a timeless classic adornment, which can never go out of style and will always be looked up amongst all kinds of jewelry.
In buying diamond jewelry it is important to keep some factors in mind. The diamond history, diamond shape (Diamonds come in more shapes than any other gem. Diamond jewelry with spectacular center pieces are available in round, emerald cut, heart, marquise, oval, pear, princess, radiant, and trillion. Diamonds as accents are usually found in small round shapes and baguettes...

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For The Very Best, Use Mac Cosmetics

For The Very Best, Use Mac Cosmetics

by: Mike Yeager

Mac cosmetics are just the type of cosmetics women are looking for. Mac cosmetics can change you, in a matter of minutes, from the average looking, ordinary, girl-next-door into a stunning beauty. Mac cosmetics have a whole range of makeup, haircare, and skincare products for you. For that special evening out, all you need is your set of Mac cosmetics and some time in front of the mirror. However, Mac cosmetics are, after all, only cosmetics. As soon as you remove your makeup, the beautiful old you seems to disappear...

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Do You Know These Hair Coloring Secrets ?

Do You Know These Hair Coloring Secrets ?

by: Jane Preeter

Coloring your hair is perhaps the quickest and most dramatic way to change your look. There are two types of hair dyes: permanent and semi- permanent, with variations of each.
A) Permanent Tints:
Must be mixed with hydrogen peroxide to lift hair color. The peroxide opens the hair cuticle so that the tint can penetrate the cortex and form the color. The higher the level of peroxide, the quicker and lighter the result.
B) Semi-Permanent Colors: They don’t actually lift the color-you can either vary the tone within your natural highlights or go darker. The color can last up to 20 washes and will softly fade as you shampoo, causing no re-growth problem.
C) Semi-Permanent Vegetable Colors: Contain only vegetable extracts and natural ing...

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Antique Jewelry: a timeless and elegant adornment

Antique Jewelry: a timeless and elegant adornment

by: Angela Davis

Antique jewelry is a timeless classic adornment which can never go out of fashion. It is the epitome of ethereal charm, delicate grace and a gentle reminder of a bygone era. It is that jewelry which has been made during and before the early 1900’s.
The jewelry has its own unique character which cannot be copied or imitated. In most cases antique jewelry is handcrafted. It has exquisite craftsmanship and a very special whimsical aura surrounding it, which sets it apart from all other jewelry, however beautiful or expensive they maybe. There is an understated classic elegance inherent in the design and styling. Though widely looked upon as being something worn by only those who are older; perceptions are gradually changing...

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Wanted: A Diva for the job of a lifetime!

Wanted: A Diva for the job of a lifetime!

by: Merci Miglino

“When I was a child, I always thought the world was mine, A stomping ground for me, full of opportunities. I always had this attitude that I was going to go out into the world and do all the things I wanted to do.” –Madonna
So, what happens to the diva or Adonis in us? What happens to the girl or boy who is convinced of their career choices, bold enough to use their imagination, and powerful enough to take risks and survive setbacks?
The world gets a hold of us, that’s what. And before we know it, it is all about fitting in, safety at all cost – making ourselves small so others wouldn’t feel uncomfortable, rolling up our boldness in favor of security, or what we think is security. In short, we make a trade off.
So what is ...

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Pearl Jewelry: The Epitome of Elegant Simplicity

Pearl Jewelry: The Epitome of Elegant Simplicity

by: Sam Serio

Pearl jewelry catches attention because of its uncomplicated and serene elegance. It may seem like an oxymoron, but sometimes the simplest things are the ones that are the most attractive. A look at a simple pearl earring, a representative example of pearl jewelry, is enough to dispel all doubt.
In fact, for many kinds of pearl jewelry, the operating principle is “the simpler the better.” At times a single pearl can even say much more than a dozen pearls all lined up. This is why some consider pearl jewelry to be even more beautiful than diamond, more valuable and timeless.
Pearls are formed when a foreign object, such as a grain of sand, becomes trapped in an oyster or mussel...

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The Women’s Plus Size Clothing Revolution

The Women’s Plus Size Clothing Revolution

by: Donna Monday

Once upon a time, not too long ago, if you were a woman who wore clothes over a size 14 your clothing choices were limited to cheap looking, baggy and unattractive clothes that made you look old before your time.
My how times have changed! There has been a cultural shift in the acceptance of plussize women, particularly in the fashion industry. Women’s plus size clothing is no longer relegated to the back of the isle racks. Now days, it’s easy to find trendy plus size clothes such as: dresses, workout clothes, evening wear and swimwear.
Plus size celebrities like Oprah Winfrey, Camryn Manheim, and Star Jones have also helped to usher in the era of plus size fashions...

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Engagement Rings and The Stars

Engagement Rings and The Stars

by: Sher Matsen

Whether we like it or not current trends in engagement rings say bigger is so much better. Just have a look at what style engagement rings celebrities are choosing. And of course what’s good for them is good for the rest of us.
J Lo’s engagement to Ben Flick also started an interesting trend of consumers seeking out pink diamonds. In no other time in history have pink diamonds been as popular as right after J Lo placed that pink diamond engagement ring on her finger.
Do any of you remember Marilyn Monroe sexily purring “Diamonds Are A Girl’s Best Friend?” Do you have any idea what that did the engagement ring market.
Guys are still paying for that statement...

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