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magic monday – cupcake edition

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As spring draws near, it seems as though our tastes all migrate towards the light and pretty. Don’t we all want to try and hurry mother earth along just a tiny bit with our lipstick, clothing, or food choices? I know that as soon as March hits, my kitchen becomes less of a soup-factory, and more often than not, cupcakes, pies and cookies line the counters.

I’d love to share one of my favorite spring treats, cardamom cupcakes with rosewater frosting. Cardamom and Rosewater are a flavour match made in heaven, and cupcakes are the perfect catalyst for such a combo.

CUPCAKES

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Medicine for the Mind

Here Are A Few Beauty Tips Everyone Should Try

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Feeling attractive is often tied into a person’s self-esteem. When you convey the sense that you like who you are, then other people will respond positively to you as well. Read this article for some tips on how to remain beautiful from the inside out.
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Milk of magnesia can become part of your beauty routine if you are prone to oily skin. This particular liquid is inexpensive and is very effective to reduce oily skin. Soak a cotton pad in the substance, and apply it gently to the oiliest areas of your face. Allow it to sit for ten minutes before rinsing it off. Make sure you do this nightly.

It is imperative that you exfoliate before using self-tanning products. This process will smooth skin and remove layers of dead skin cells. This will help your faux tan look more even and much smoother. It will also…

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The importance of perception

Can your own cells make you look younger?

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According to Fibrocell Science, Inc., the answer is YES. The company has developed a treatment where my own skin cells (fibroblasts) can be grown in a petri-dish in the company’s laboratory and injected back into my skin to reduce wrinkles and fine lines to bring back a more youthful yet natural appearance. The FDA approved the cell therapy for wrinkles in 2011: Article on FDA Approval for Cell Therapy for Wrinkles

The treatment is called “La Viv” and has been tested on clinical trial patients and is now available to the general public.

The March issue of Harper’s Bazaar ran an article on La Viv by Jessica Prince where patients reported that the treatment improved fine lines, wrinkles and large pores. While this is without a doubt exciting news, some physicians caution that not enough long term studies exist yet to know how the treatment will perform in the long…

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Five Secrets to a More Beautiful Morning

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Do you find yourself wishing for a smoother morning routine that also helps you start your day looking and feeling your best?

Here are my five secrets!

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1. Choose your outfit the night before. Try it on and lay out everything you will need, including undergarments, shoes and accessories. There’s nothing more stressful than searching for a lone camisole or errant earring when you’re racing against the clock in the morning!

2. Have a simple everyday makeup look easily accessible. Set aside your wild eye shadows and bold lipsticks for special occasions. Make sure that your basic foundation and mascara, along with two to three eye shadows and a blush in neutral shades, are handy so you have no excuse for leaving the house without makeup on.

3. Start your day in a happy place. Take time…

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Easy Things That You Could Do To Improve Your Home’s Interior

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If you’re thinking of doing interior design for the first time, you may fear the whole process. It can take a lot to do your whole home, if you know what you want you will be able to make the process go smoother. Continue reading to learn some excellent tips for redesigning your home effectively.

Stick to “ceiling white” when freshening up ceilings. This is a high-gloss paint specifically designed so that it reflects light. When you use it in your home, you can notice the difference almost immediately.

If the room you’re redecorating has a fireplace, it’s important that you decorate that area properly. The best way to achieve this is to ensure that objects on the mantle give a balanced look. If the mantle is unbalanced, then the entire look and feel of the room gets thrown off.

All rooms require proper lighting. Lighting creates moods. Bright lights…

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“After Ever After”: our level 4 collection in progress

Spring is here!

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Ah, spring is in the air. Here, today, in my hometown it was a nice sixty-five degrees. Not too cold, not too warm, it was perfect. You could walk outside in a t-shirt and jeans and be perfectly fine, but spring is a hard season to dress for. Do I wear boots? Or is it too warm for boots and long sleeve shirts? It’s an in between of summer and winter, so what do you wear? Here’s some of my favorite spring outfits.

You can never go wrong with a light sheer shirt. Personally, I love polka dots. It adds a little flair to the outfit. Since it’s not warm enough to wear tank tops yet, wearing a light weight long sleeve shirt is the perfect solution.

Don’t forget that spring is all about bright colors, so with the sheer top of your choice don’t be afraid to wear some…

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