Friday, September 21, 2007

Raw Honey

I've been trying some of this stuff and it's really been working. It is a nice option to all those expensive creams the dermatologist has you buy. Raw Honey is much cheaper, so try this out.

Honey has the natural ability to attract and retain moisture and is an important factor in beauty products because of its ability to maintain softness, suppleness and elasticity.

1. Relax with a honey bath: Add 1/4 cup honey to your bath water for a fragrant, silky bath.

2. Keep your hair healthy with a Hair Shine: Stir 1 tsp. of honey into 4 cups of warm water. (Add lemon if desired.) After shampooing, pour the honey mixture through hair. Do not rinse. Dry as normal.

3. Hair Conditioner: Mix 1/2 cup honey with 1/4 cup olive oil. (For normal to oily hair, use only 2 tablespoons oil.) Using a small amount at a time, work mixture through hair until coated. Cover hair with a shower cap; leave on 30 minutes. Remove shower cap and shampoo well. Rinse. Dry as normal.

4. Honey helps clear up acne without drying your skin! Use Soothing Skin Clarifier to help clear up minor acne: Mix 1/2 cup warm water with 1/4 teaspoon salt. Using a cotton ball, apply the mixture directly to the blemish. Maintain pressure with the cotton ball for several minutes. This softens the blemish. Then, using a cotton swab, dab honey on the blemish and leave it on for 10 minutes. Rinse and pat dry.

5. Keep your skin smooth with Smoothing Skin Lotion-- Mix 1 teaspoon with 1 teaspoon vegetable oil and 1/4 teaspoon lemon juice. Rub into hands, elbows, heels and anywhere that feels dry. Leave on 10 minutes. Rinse off with water.

6. Protect your skin from sun damage by eating honey and using Smoothing Skin Lotion.

7. Make your own Honey Cleansing Scrub. Mix 1 tablespoon of honey with 2 tablespoons finely ground almonds and 1/2 teaspoon lemon juice. Rub gently onto face. Rinse off with warm water. (For more Honey Beauty Recipes, visit the National Honey Board's web site at

8. Keep your skin looking young with the Honey Firming Face Mask. Whisk together 1 tablespoon honey, 1 egg white, 1 teaspoon glycerin (available at drug and beauty stores) and enough flour to form a paste (approximately 1/4 cup). Smooth over face and throat. Leave on 10 minutes. Rinse off with warm water.

9. Facial Toner -- In blender, puree 1 tablespoon honey with a peeled, cored apple. Smooth over face; leave on 15 minutes. Rinse with cool water.

10. Moisture Mask-- Mix 2 tablespoons honey with 2 teaspoons milk. Smooth over face and throat. Leave on 10 minutes. Rinse off with warm water.

34. When eaten daily, pure honey will reduce your body's susceptibility to infections.

35. Many doctors recommend equal parts of honey, lemon and whiskey as an extremely effective cough syrup.

36. Because of honey's fructose content, many claim it is a cure for a hangover.

37. Sore throats-- Swallowing a teaspoon of honey may soothe a sore throat or cough.

38. Boost your daily supply of antioxidants by eating honey.

39. If you're feeling tired and need a boost of energy, stir a spoonful of honey into a glass of water or add honey and fresh fruit to yogurt for a power-packed snack!

40. Honey is a great source of vitamins and minerals, such as vitamin B6, thiamin, niacin, riboflavin and pantothenic acid.

Energy Boost
Honey is a great source of energy. For a quick boost of energy:

41. Stir a spoonful of honey into your morning juice or afternoon yogurt.

42. Sweeten your coffee or tea with honey.

43. Drizzle honey on your favorite cereal or look for home-sweetened cereals in the grocery store.

44. Make a peanut butter and honey sandwich.

45. Dip apple slices and other fresh fruit in honey.

46. Eat a spoonful of honey before your morning jog or exercise routine.

47. To replenish energy and fluids, stir a spoonful of honey into a glass of water.

48. Spread honey on toasted bread, bagels or English muffins.

Soource: Sue Bee Honey

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Thursday, September 20, 2007

Sex And the City- The Movie Photos

Sealed with a kiss... Sex and the City's Carrie gets her Mr Big on the silver screen

Pucker up, Big boy: Carrie smooches her man on set this week
Couture outfit, a ridiculous handbag and the most impractical shoes for walking on a New York pavement.
It must be Carrie Bradshaw. Actress Sarah Jessica Parker this week stepped back into her role as the Cosmopolitan-swilling columnist.

She and her fellow cast members began filming the movie follow-up to Sex and the City, more than three years after the TV series finished.
The cinema version picks up their story four years on.
In these pictures Miss Parker, 42, is seen in a passionate embrace with Mr Big, played by Chris Noth, 52.

According to on-set sources, the pair were filming a scene where they were house-hunting together.
She is carrying a quirky handbag in the shape of the Eiffel Tower, perhaps a reference to the TV finale, in which the couple declared their love in Paris.
Around four million watched that episode when it was shown on Channel 4 in March 2004.

Despite many pleas from fans, the Sex and the City film was delayed — reportedly because of rows over money between Miss Parker and costar Kim Cattrall.
But now Parker, Cattrall, Kristin Davis, and Cynthia Nixon are all reprising their roles and are thought to have negotiated fees in excess of £3million.
Oscar-winning actress Jennifer Hudson, from the musical Dreamgirls, has joined the cast and will play Carrie's assistant.
The film is due for release in Britain next summer.

Baby Bump


I LOVE LOVE that dress and coat. Lately, I have been loving the idea of print on print. And this matching yet contrasting floral print on print is no exception. Her dress looks exactly like this dress I have but with a green tone over it. My dress bubbles slightly and comes with a sweet matching belt you can just make out in the picture below.
Check out Bigs suit... Black and brown can be pulled off but it can also easily look tacky. But I love Bigs outfit. The satin tie is a nice touch and adds a different texture to the suit. That shade of brown makes him look handsome and sophisticated.

That oversized clutch is so sweet. It has an attached coin purse and a rotating mirror in it. Not kidding. Will post pictures of it soon. This picture was from April 2007.
These pictures have definately given me new ways and ideas to wear this dress.

Also, I just found this :

Aquascutum Spring 2008

Trend Alert: The New Sidekick

Heatherette Fall 2007

Off the Runway:

This is the sensitive side to streetwear. I found this guy in the Galleria and asked for a picture. It was back in Spring 2007.
(The dog was not being harmed in anyway. look closely and you can see a smile.)

Also, from The Sartorialist:

Carine Roitfeld and Olivier Lalanne asked me to shoot Fall '08 sunglasses for Vogue Homme International on real men that I found on the streets of New York.

Monday, September 17, 2007

Wish list?

I want to show more variety so this blog doesn't become trite. Therefore, I am going to start doing different little features kind of like this one.
So here is an ideal outfit of what I wish I was wearing right now.

Leather Gloves $38.00
I like these gloves because they will keep my hands warm and the green is heaven. Lately, I have been accessorizing with color when wearing minimal pieces.

Crochet Cardigan $32. 80
I love crochet. I specifically dig this cardigan because it is longer with 3/4 sleeves. It is perfect for layering in the fall or keeping warm in freezing summer classrooms.
the color... the heel.. These buckle mary janes can go with dark/textured tights in the winter and will also be fine in spring.

Libertine Woven Tank Dress $18.89
Simple and elegant. The perfect addition to your "Little Black Dress" collection.

Any feedback or suggestions on the blog would be much appreciated.
You can email me at if you have any questions about "what to wear."