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Eight Ways To Ease A Migraine Headache

June 30, 2020 at 01:19PM

It hardly seems to come across anyone without experiencing a headache nowadays. It looks like it is becoming an integral part of our lives with the growing tension and stress! Migraine headache is different from the usual pains that a person may experience. It is more of a big deal! It comes with a variety […]

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5 Treatments to Help Relieve Sinus Pain

June 30, 2020 at 12:58PM

Sinus pain can happen to anyone at any age. While the reasons may be different, the symptoms are usually the same. If you’re experiencing facial pressure, blocked nasal passages, or a reduced sense of smell, you may have issues pertaining to your sinuses. What Is Sinusitis? Sinusitis occurs when there is inflammation in the sinuses. […]

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20 healthy 4th of July recipe ideas

June 30, 2020 at 11:38AM

Hi friends! How’s the day going so far? I hope you’re having a good morning. I’m working on getting a barre video edited – it will be up in the am!- and catching up on chores before heading out to the pool with the crew. I can’t believe that it’s the last day of June already and that the 4th will be here this weekend. Last year, we had an amazing time in San Diego with friends and stayed at the cutest Airbnb. 

July 4th is undoubtedly going to be on the weird side this year, but we’re still looking for ways to make it fun and festive. We’ll probably hit up the pool, grill for dinner, and do sparklers in the front yard.

For today’s post, I wanted to share some healthy and fun meal ideas for the weekend. If you have any staples you love or recipes you’re trying out, please leave them in the comments section below! I’m always looking for summer meal faves. 🙂

Healthy 4th of July recipes. fitnessista.com

Healthy 4th of July recipe ideas

Entrees:

The best pasta salad ever! Seriously, it’s SO good and one of the most popular recipes on the blog. To amp up the protein content, you could absolutely add grilled chicken or chickpeas.

Lobster street tacos

Steak and arugula salad

Smoked salmon sliders

Grilled chicken thighs. We’ve used Julie’s marinade recipe before and it’s amaaaazing.

Sides and salads:

Buffalo chicken dip and white Tuscan bean dip

Vegan artichoke dip

Glowing grilled summer detox salad

Shrimp ceviche cocktail

Elote aka Mexican street corn

Desserts:

S’mores in a jar with vegan chocolate mousse 

4th of July cookie cake. Going to make this one with the girls!

Peanut butter cookie bars

Mixed berry crumble in a jar

Vegan chocolate chip cookie icebox cake

Boozy beverages:

Kombucha cocktails

My favorite sangria

Sparkling watermelon jello shots

7 low-calorie cocktails

Watermelon mojitos. These sound soooooo refreshing.

So, tell me, friends: any plans for the upcoming weekend? Any fun ideas for the kiddos?

xo

Gina

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Cats + Piggies

June 30, 2020 at 12:00PM

Mazen and I have been doing more watercolors. This is my portrait of the cat legend, Lillian Valentine. I had fun telling Mazen how she was his auntie cat in heaven. It’s too bad they never got to meet – they had similar strong personalities Mazen also had fun doing some digital art on Thomas’s…

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28 Outfits That Make Basics Look Interesting

June 30, 2020 at 11:00AM

Minimalism is really having its moment this season. Thanks to The Row and Bottega Veneta, the pared-back approach to dressing has really taken hold in 2020. However, and perhaps this is more of a personal problem, is that I always struggle to keep this aesthetic looking interesting. Sure, I can dabble with a white-shirt–and–black-trousers combo, but I can end up looking a bit like a waitress.

The thing is, I’m not a die-hard minimalist, so I haven’t honed the skills needed to really understand what it takes to make basics look super cool. And right now, with plenty of us working from home, basics are a must. So how do those who favour the above style keep it looking interesting when working from home? I spoke to four of my favourite minimalist Instagrammers and they all told me their secrets. Keep scrolling for 28 outfits that make basics look interesting, plus some great tips that will make you want to go minimalist full-time. 

“Right now, I can’t do without my cashmere loungewear. I have a few sets and absolutely love them. But to feel more put together on a working day, I’d say putting on makeup, a bit of jewellery (I don’t wear much) and a spritz of perfume help me feel ready. As for helping to draw a line between my working looks and downtime, I try and keep my WFH outfits to ones which don’t make me want to curl up on the sofa! So either a nice voluminous dress or laid-back tailoring, and I’ll always put on some shoes or sandals. Then on more relaxed days, I’ll wear some cashmere loungewear and cashmere socks with my Birkenstocks.”

“I can’t do without a really good pair of socks right now and my Uniqlo cashmere jumpers. (I buy from the men’s section.) I wear them around the house all day, then slip on some trainers to go for a walk. I love the white socks/white trainers combination so I still feel stylish even though I am only going for a walk. I avoid wearing sweatpants all day! I never thought I would be someone who wears jeans or trousers around the house, but here we are. At the end of the day, I put my comfies back on and it helps create some boundary between the working day and time to relax.”

“My advice would be to get out of your loungewear and wear what you would normally wear to work. And, of course, if it’s possible, work in a different room than where you spend your downtime. This motivates me to get dressed up because it feels like I’m going to the office. I’ve been wearing the ‘nice top with blue jeans’ look quite a lot at home lately. It’s casual, but it feels like I’ve made an effort. Also, when I get out of my pjs, I’m not tempted to just chill all day. Also, I’m wearing my earrings and rings all the time now. I never used to wear jewellery at home before, but I feel really polished when I do.”

“As someone who works from home usually, I haven’t noticed any massive changes in my dressing habits (maybe just a few more pyjamas days than I usually would), but what I have found myself doing is shopping my own wardrobe more in a bid to get creative with what I already own. It’s been a good exercise to really dig through everything, styling things in new ways and falling in love with older pieces again.

“Also, when working from home, don’t feel like you can’t still dress up as you usually would for work. I’ve found there to be something quite fun and enjoyable about dressing up for a day of Zoom meetings and then as soon as it’s time to clock off, I put on my cashmere joggers and a comfy sweater. A pair of tailored trousers never fail to make me feel smart. I’ve been reaching for wider and straight leg styles, so I am still comfortable while at home all day. Failing that, I put on a great dress! My final tip would be (even if I have a ‘no makeup and joggers’ kind of day) putting some earrings and a necklace on to instantly feel more polished.”

Next up, the biggest spring/summer 2020 fashion trends you need to know.

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This Transformative Face Mask is Under $10

June 30, 2020 at 11:00AM

After a recent (pre-quarantine) massage, I fumbled off the table and back into my clothes to straighten myself up in the mirror expecting to find a puffy face and an asymmetrical bun in my hair per usual. Massages may be a glamorous luxury, but they can sometimes leave you looking anything but. Looking in the mirror, I expected to find one of those tell-tale face-to-sheet wrinkles across my cheek. Instead, I found that my skin was mark-free, dewy and completely aglow. During my massage (it was this transformative therapy, by the way!), the therapist had applied a caffeine-infused jelly sheet mask and I left my treatment nearly as happy about my skin as my refreshed muscles.

On Caffeine in Skincare
As skincare ingredients go, caffeine is nothing new. Coffee itself can be found as an ingredient in half the beauty DIY tutorials out there. To be honest, I’m not a big DIY beauty enthusiast. So it’s highly likely all those used coffee ground scrubs and hair rinses in my teens had kept me from any enthusiasm about more sophisticated uses of the ingredient. These are the days of marula oil, hyaluronic acid and cannibinoids, after all — there are so many other ingredients to try.

An ingredient like caffeine can be easy to overlook. Here’s why I’m now a big proponent — and apparently the last to know!

Caffeine acts as an anti-inflammatory, reducing redness and irritation, as well as flushing toxins from the skin as a diuretic. Caffeine is also packed with anti-oxidants that fight cellular damage, especially the type that comes from UV exposure.

100% pure detox market caffeine mask

Shortly after my massage experience, I went to (Instagram Stories to tell everyone about it) stock up on 100% PURE’s Caffeine Mask online, happily discovering that the sheet mask goes for just seven dollars a pop. It turns out the hydrogel mask is made from 95% organic aloe water and infused with green coffee extract, green tea, vitamin C, hyaluronic acid and seaweed collagen. I now keep a small stockpile of these masks in my refrigerator door at all times and have since used them on quite a few early mornings to the same result: glowing, taut, calm and bright skin. I haven’t loved a mask this much since Herbivore’s Blue Tansy.

Apparently, 100% Pure (a brand who has also been around forever and is also easy to overlook) has another claim to fame in their best-selling hero product, Coffee Bean Caffeine Eye Cream. I’ve not yet given the caffeine-packed treatment a try personally, but after my experience with their hydrogel Caffeine Mask I’m guessing the eye cream is as good as their 3,049 five star reviews claim.

By the way, this post was not created in partnership with 100% Pure. We do partner with many beauty and wellness brands, all of whom we vet closely and adore (like this and these). Sometimes, a brand just gets lucky and we happen to stumble into an incredible product we just can’t stop gushing about!

Do you have a favorite caffeine-based beauty product? Have you tried this culty eye cream? Or do you have an incredible mask we need to try? Let us know in the comments!

 

Detox Market 100% PURE Coffee Bean Caffeine Eye Cream

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Garden Diaries – Part 3: Updates + Transplanting

June 30, 2020 at 10:00AM

Start here… PART 1: Growing Seedlings PART 2: Building Raised Beds It’s been almost two months since my last garden update and wow do I have a lot to update you on! It’s funny because very little has actually happened with the garden (still no veggie or fruit production yet!) but the amount I have learned makes up for that. Definitely a newbie gardener here! Which I hope can serve as a reminder that these posts are meant to be written from that perspective – I generally have very little idea what I am doing! As I mentioned in my first Garden Diary post, my desire to start a garden led me down a rabbit hole of expert gardeners giving advice that felt FAR beyond anything I could comprehend. Which is why I decided to share this series – I wanted a place that documented learnings + experiments in gardening from someone who has never actually kept a garden before. So it should come as no surprise that I’ve learned a lot over these past few months and have had a couple pretty epic failures. Fortunately these set-backs haven’t put me off gardening. If anything it’s made me want to […]

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Creamy Coleslaw Recipe

June 30, 2020 at 10:00AM

creamy coleslaw in a bowl topped with parsleyThis Creamy Coleslaw Recipe is the perfect summer side dish for your next backyard BBQ! Whip up a batch of this delicious and easy coleslaw and pair it with our perfect grilled chicken legs and our foil-pack grilled red potatoes. Dinner is served! Simple Coleslaw Ingredients This coleslaw could not …

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20 Anti-Ageing Night Creams That Actually Work

June 30, 2020 at 07:00AM

While you might be getting ready to sleep at night, this is when your skin is gearing up to do it’s biggest job—it does its best work at night; restoring, rejuvenating and recharging. That is why, more than ever, your evening routine needs to create the perfect environment for your skin to do its thing. When designing your evening routine, implementing an effective night cream will not only round off your skincare steps but aid your skin to do all the aforementioned work it needs to do.

The products that you’ll more likely see results from are often formulated with stronger ingredients and richer textures to stand the course of several hours compared to a serum or day moisturiser. More often than not we seek a night cream that combats the trials of the day and offers other benefits such as brightening and firmly, and that usually comes in the form of an anti-ageing product. 

To find the perfect night cream for your needs, looking out for key ingredients will help to decipher the most effective and robust creams to see your skin through the night. Vitamins A, C and E will help to fight damage caused by exposure and free radicals. Creating a shield over the skin, antioxidants infused in your night cream will lead to a brighter complexion as well as guard against pollutants. Peptides also an ingredient to watch out for—this small group of amino acids signal and stimulate collagen production. This protein provides the structure for the skin as well as strengthening, hydrating and improving elasticity—essentially making the skin feel and appear firmer. But no night cream is effective without hydrators and their thirst-quenching properties. Ingredients such as hyaluronic acid, glycerol and shea butter help the skin to retain its moisture and as a result the skin is plumper, nourished and more flexible in structure. 

Whilst night creams are small miracle workers, they are also complimented by a good night routine and ritual. Ensure you are drinking plenty of water and you are getting your recommended hours of rest (they don’t call it beauty sleep for nothing) and swap out your cotton pillowcase for a silk pillowcase, the natural properties help to nurture the skin whilst you sleep.

Now keep scrolling for our edit of the best anti-ageing night creams…

Working on two microscopic levels, the night treatment is formulated with collagen to correct, target and combat signs of ageing and willow bark to reignite the epidermis and connote a youthful complexion. Together the duo fights back against the most common signs of ageing, boosts suppleness and reduces the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.

A moisture-rich night cream clinically proven to increase the oxygen levels in the skin that assists in the skin’s natural regeneration overnight. Designed to replenish what has been lost during the day, the night cream is formulated with Padina Pavonica, red coral and anti-ageing hexapeptides culminated to support and encourage skin’s elasticity whilst protecting and stimulating cell turnover.

Infused with both hydrating and anti-ageing ingredients, the cream assists the skin in its repairing process, as well as utilising phospholipids to lock in moisture that combined with hyaluronic acid, which plumps and rejuvenates the skin.

Designed with a unique triple action formula that is cultivated with Pro-Xylane 3% and Pro Ceramide, the night treatment revives the skin, combats fine lines and wrinkles as well as reduces the appearance of pores and resurfaces the skin’s texture.

Hitting brightening, texture and tone all at once, Kate Somerville’s multi-tasking night cream is enriched with anti-ageing ingredients. Harnessing retinol and Vitamin C to target the skin’s texture, pigment and fine lines, wake up to your skin looking brighter whilst feeling nourished and revitalised.

Whipped to perfection, this night cream is featherlight in texture but rich in formula. Packed with vital ingredients such as hyaluronic acid, your skin can be rest assured that this treatment will be fighting against the damage of the day whilst nurturing it to recovery.

Focusing on restoration, rejuvenation and refinement, the Multi-Lift Night Cream both strengthens and firms the skin whilst minimising fine lines and wrinkles. Suited for all skin types and designed to treat both the face and neck to reveal a brighter and smoother complexion.

One of the capital’s most sought-after skincare specialists, Sarah Chapman designed the ultimate anti-ageing night cream. With 12 vital actives, this cream reduces irritation and redness, banishes dehydration and strengthens the skin’s natural defence barrier.

Although a slight cheat as this is technically a serum. However, if you’ve ever tried this moisturising product, you’ll know that you wake up looking completely refreshed come the AM. Fine lines and wrinkles will appear reduced, the skin’s tone more even and the complexion looking more youthful.

This more affordable cream is formulated with Matrixyl 3000+, an anti-wrinkle peptide that is cultivated in the most expensive skincare products and Retinyl Palmitate that as a pro-retinol ingredient supports the skin’s renewal process. So what does that all mean? Well, they work in harmony to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, while creating the ideal environment for recharge and renewal.

Although considerably lighter than most night creams, the Youth Renewal makes up for it in its advanced technology. Powered by a tri-active formula that is broken down between a fast-acting retinoid, time-released retinoid and a retinol booster, the technology has a boastful time impact when targeting wrinkles and boosting resilience. Replenishing the skin at a deeper level, the peptide rich algae extract boosts moisture levels and lifts the skin revealing a more luminous, softer and tighter complexion.

Combining the force of Q10 and Argan Oil, the night cream deeply nourishes and replenishes the skin as well as helps to retain moisture, elasticity and collagen.

Designed to rejuvenate and repair the skin, the nourishing night cream is blended with three expert ingredients that target ageing concerns: avocado oil, Manuka honey and calendula oil. Avocado oil stimulates collagen production, the Manuka is an antibacterial agent to target blemishes and calendula oil protects against environmental damage and free radicals, whilst dosing the skin with the moisture it craves.

Collagen is a key ingredient when investing in anti-ageing night creams and Algenist’s Sleeping Collagen is powered with the highest concentration alongside alguronic acid and ceramides to transform the skin whilst you sleep.

Providing a mini face lift as you sleep, it harnesses Resveratrol to treat the deeper set fine line and wrinkles as well as Grape seed oil and shea butter to nourish, strengthen and encourage the skin’s protective barrier.

Packed with rich and renewing antioxidants, the Preserve Face Cream sinks into the skin and reverses the damage of the day. Plumping, hydrating and brightening the complexion, the blend of hyaluronic acid, peach leaf extract and lotus leaf work together to comfort and recover the skin, recharging it for the day ahead.

Opting to utilise the plant-based retinol alternative, Bakuchiol, your skin will still benefit from the properties of retinol but will avoid the irritation, especially if your skin is sensitive. Whilst in repair mode, your skin will be privy to the gentle exfoliation, improvement of the skin’s tone and targeted action against fine lines, wrinkles and dark spots. 

Improving the skin’s tone, firmness and elasticity, reducing fine lines, hydrating, nourishing and promoting cell regeneration, this is an intensive night cream not to be taken lightly.

Two ingredients within this night cream are Horse Chestnut flower extract and Horse Chestnut escin, the energetic duo penetrate to the deeper layers of the dermis and nourish the skin by improving its micro-nutrient network that weakens as we age and causes the skin to become dehydrated. On the surface, the skin will be left radiant, reinforced and plumper.

Containing Skyn Iceland’s iconic Biospheric complex of pure Icelandic glacial waters, arctic berries and pure oxygen, the skin will be treated to a restoration of tone and texture at an optimal level. With rice peptides to help preserve collagen, yeast extract to moisturise and soothe the skin, will bark for antibacterial protection and calming extracts. Together, they will deliver energy to the cells and help create a radiant and plump complexion by morning.

Next up, the biggest spring/summer 2020 fashion trends to know. 

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All the Fragrances I Love This Summer Are Affordable

June 30, 2020 at 07:00AM

You can never underestimate the power of fragrance, it’s sweet, woody or zesty notes can transport any individual to a particular memory and boost any mood. The best fragrances linger on the skin and turns heads as you walk down the street. Whilst fragrances are trans-seasonal, there is something about a fragrance in the summer that makes an impact. Whether it’s inspired by the sweet yet sultry setting on the Mediterranean or boasting the zesty notes of citrus, summer fragrances add a little extra energy and vibrancy during the warmer months. And right now, the high street is delivering when it comes to fragrance. It used to be that the only decent scents were expensive but recently, that’s all changed. With the likes of Zara and & Other Stories offering up incredible fragrances, I often turn to the high street for perfume. 

As the fragrance wardrobe is ever-changing, depending on mood, investing in lust-worthy expensive fragrances can seem quite daunting. Hence our edit of sultry, seductive and fresh scents that sustains it quality but are inexpensive and worth the investment. “Pretty florals always prove to be extremely popular especially with the sparkling notes of orange blossom, tuberose, jasmine and rose” says sustainable perfumer, Amy Christiansen, founder of Sana Jardin, exploring the notes that individuals reach for over the summer months. “If I had to choose notes which best evoke the feelings of summer, I would choose lemon, jasmine, ylang ylang and orange blossom, they will transport anyone to an exotic location”.

With that in mind, I suggest you scroll through my edit of the best affordable summer fragrances. 

Whisked away to the Sicilian country, get lost in the gardens that is bursting with the scents of fresh lemons and dried bark. ‘Sicilian Sunrise’ is a zesty and fresh scent that lasts throughout the day and leaves sweet touch on the skin.

With top notes of iris root for an earthy feel and sparkling pink pepper for freshness, ‘You’ is heavily grounded in warm notes that connotes a creamy base. Combined the base and top notes create an addictive musk that adapts to each nose uniquely.

Summer encapsulated in a bottle, the foral and fruity combination makes it not for the faint hearted and if you aren’t into overly sweet scents then this fragrance isn’t for you. If you are then this scent unveils notes of peach, orchid and vanilla, leaving a flirty and feminine scent in the air.

Explosive, sexy, sultry and masculine all at once, a unisex fragrance that from the key notes of pink pepper, orange flower and cedarwood, pulls together a balance of rich yet earthy tones that will leave you wanting more.

If there ever was an iconic fragrance collaboration it would have to be between Zara and Jo Malone, the collection carries the unique notes that runs through the Jo Malone fragrances but with a unique twist. Expressing notes of orange flower, neroli and ylang ylang, Jo Malone describes this as “royal and regal moments to be celebrated with orange flowers”.

If the summertime re-inspires fruity, sweet and zesty memories then this Lime and Basil fragrance is your seasonal go-too. Apart from winning the award for the Best Citrus Fragrance awarded by The Real Beauty Awards, the notes evoke a warmth and sweetness that you will no doubt become addicted too.

Who doesn’t love the arrival of a fresh bouquet of flowers at the door? Imagine that, bottled in a fragrance. This small but mighty perfume is part of the floral family with a light yet feminine bouquet of freshly cut flowers.

For a lighter yet vibrant option, fall in love with the ‘Crush Body’ mist. Ignited with passionate notes of pistachio and salted caramel, this is summer pool parties wrapped into one. Inspired by the infamous Bum Bum Cream, you will instantly be transported to the sun-soaked shores.

Sparkling yet sweet, draw on the holiday destination memories with notes that burst with freesia, lime blossom and lychee. The sorbet-y notes culminate in a sweet but gentle blend that will immediately lift your spirits.

Does summer provide you with a sense of calm? Then this fragrance is the perfect partner for you to achieve the relaxation you deserve. With its calming blend of green cardamom, iris and coriander, the unisex fragrance appeals to the calming senses and immediately draws you away from any stress. Enjoy your summer without a worry in sight.

Catching the shadows of summer, this dark and intense aroma is delicately blended with bergamot, plum, vanilla, amber and patchouli. The cocktail of scents come together to truly transform your notion of fragrance. This is not for the faint hearted.

Easy on the nose and non-offensive, Philosophy’s best selling fragrance is light, femimine, flirty and perfect for the breezy summer days. Exposing a fresh yet floral scent, this fragrance is light hand you need during the warm days.

Blending essential oils with plant extracts, the phyo-therapy benefits are astounding. Uplifting, Refreshing and Captivating, float through the fruity zests and get lost in the memoriable scents of wild rose and wood. All of the feelings that come with a fresh scent wrapped up in skincare benefits of beech, sorbier and blackcurrant bud extracts to moisturise and soothe the skin.

Taking in that fresh sea breeze air, if there is nothing else that reminds you of a sea-front destination and getting lost in the picturesque sunsets. ‘Turquatic’ features anemone, lotus, orris and Corsican blue cedar, the intricate blend of notes will whisk you away to the warm and sweet memories of walking along the beach

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