Fresh & Crunchy | balance out the holidays #shorts




Happy Healthy Holiday Tip Day 3 (sorry for yelling – it’s the Italian grandma in me 😂👵).

As much as I love enjoying and cooking all of the rich, decadent, indulgent foods this time of the year – I also love to create some balance by serving snacks that are fresh and crunchy!

Most people are very grateful when you show up with a light, fresh and crunchy dish during the holidays! It’s refreshing and is often the first snack to go at holiday gatherings.

Here’s one of my favorite shortcuts – serve store-bought hummus in your favorite dish and top with extra virgin olive oil, lemon, cumin, and a good quality sea salt! Surround with fresh, crunchy veggies, and enjoy!

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Simple and so very satisfying!!


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Tips On How To Stay Beautiful As You Age

In today’s society everyone is super busy! Chances are you are you are one of them? With so many demands made of you, you may not be able to spend the time you would otherwise like to on your appearance. See the suggestions given below to bring help you bring out your true beauty!

You can easily exfoliate your face lightly during your daily bath or shower by using a soft, nubby terrycloth or wash rag. This is especially effective if the water is warm, not hot, and only if you are using the cloth for the first time. Never use the same cloth two days in a row as bacteria may build up overnight.

If you only have the time and money for a single beauty product, consider spending it on a flattering cheek color. A cream-based blush is easily applied using only the fingertips and can be thrown in your purse and applied quickly and with little to no effort at all. This is one item that you shouldn’t be shy about spending a little extra on.

Before you use fake eyelashes, make sure you do not have any allergies. Use a small spot on the inside of your arm as your test area; apply a little bit of the glue to make sure you don’t have a reaction. Cover the area when doing this test.

If you have fine lines around your eyes, mouth, and forehead, you should look for cosmetics with light-reflecting particles. These products, which are just more matte than shimmery, can reflect light in a way that appears to make the fine lines simply disappear. You can use this trick all over your face, or just in your laugh lines.

Select a curling iron, one size smaller than the curls you desire. This will help to ensure that your curls don’t get limp or fall out after you put all the work into curling them. They will be a little tight at first but after you finish, gently run your fingers through them to break them up, and then hair spray to perfection.



If you have problems keeping wild and unruly brows tamed, you can keep them under control by spraying a brow brush with a bit of hairspray or clear brow gel, then gently combing your brows into place. For added shaping, you can even use a very small dab of Vaseline.

In order to make your teeth look whiter, use lipstick with cool, blue undertones. Lipsticks with warm, orange-based undertones accentuate the natural yellow color of your teeth, making them look yellower. Lipsticks with cool, blue-based undertones, on the other hand, will make your teeth look whiter. For the greatest impact, choose a bright red lipstick with blue undertones.

Avoid commercial “body butters” that contain chemicals, dyes and additives. All natural walnut oil or peanut oil make wonderful all-over body moisturizers. They are very inexpensive and are scent free. If you want scent, you can add the essential oil of your choice. After your bath, slather walnut or peanut oil on lavishly. Wrap up in an old terry-cloth robe and curl up with a good book or a movie while your moisture treatment soaks in.

To extend the life of your lip gloss, apply a lip liner first. Be sure to match your lip shade with the lip liner. By taking this step first you’re gloss will be sure to stay on much longer.

Use conditioner on your legs. The very same conditioners you use to treat your tresses can be used to replace your shaving creams. Conditioners are cheaper and have more staying power than your usual creams. You also can save shower time by not having to fumble with more than one product.

Put petroleum jelly onto your fingernails on a regular basis. This will encourage nail growth because you are essentially feeding the new nail. When you polish your nails, make sure to use a top coat to prevent the polish from chipping.

Use Vaseline on the outer edges of your eyes to make a shield. This will act as a waterproof barrier and will keep your makeup on around your eyes. This is especially good to use if you find your eyes are watery because of wind or any other factor.

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The simplest and absolute cheapest way to reduce morning eye puffiness is using wet cotton balls thatbyou have put in the refrigerator! Simply soak the cotton balls under a running faucet, or use bottled water if your tap contains a lot of chlorine, pop them in a plastic bag and store them in the fridge. Come morning when your eyes are half closed and puffy, those cold cotton balls will work instant magic!

To get super shiny hair, try giving your hair some deep conditioning! After washing your hair, squeeze out all excess water and apply a healthy dollop of conditioner to your hair, focusing on your hairline, the nape of the hair, and the ends. Apply a shower cap and let the conditioner soak in 10 minutes before you rinse it out. You’ll have gorgeous silky hair when it dries!

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Once you have found a haircolor you like, be sure to buy an extra box or two of it to keep at home. That way, you will never be out of the color you like if they happen to run out of it at the local drugstore or beauty center.

You may not have stuck your finger in an electrical socket, but your hair frizzes might suggest you had. To tame these nasty beasts, you will want to add moisture to your hair. Stay away from hairspray as it has alcohol that dries the hair. Apply hair serum to damp hair to lock in the moisture, and keep uncontrolled hair at bay.

As you can see, it is possible to bring out your beauty, in spite of the demands made on your busy life. With these suggestions, you will find ways to improve your beauty within the small amount of time you have available. Just take a little time for yourself! It will make a big difference!

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