I've recently had several private make up lessons for previous brides. They have all of the right goodies in their make up bags and I can see that they've invested time and money into reaserching the right products for them. There was no expense spared.
As soon as I arrived I could see why they felt they needed the lesson's. Within minutes I realised why they had been struggling with applying their own make up. A little lake of natural nutritionts and hydration. Something that we all struggle with at this time of the year, myself included. With all of the cosmetics in the world that you could wish for. You will never achieve the desired effect once make up is applied if the foundation to your skin is suffering.
Start glowing from the inside out....
You will notice such a huge difference in how your make up application will last for hours longer than before and all the money spent on cosmetics will give them a chance to shine and work in the way you want them too.
10 unexpected ways to keep yourself hydrated....
My new favourite snack. In the world of thirst quenchers, watermelon weighs in as a major contender. Based on its name, it’s no surprise this fruit is made up of 92 percent water! But its salt, calcium and magnesium is what makes it ideal for rehydration, according to a 2009 study at the University of Aberdeen Medical School. The summertime staple is also a good source of potassium, vitamin A and vitamin C.
This often-overlooked veggie is way more than chicken wing garnish! Celery stalks are about 95 percent water, high in fiber and rich in minerals including potassium and vitamin K. Keep in mind, “they’re not packed with nutrients, but that’s also because they’re not calorie-dense,” says Berman. “Plus, it’s nice to add a bit of crunch.
No matter how you slice ‘em and dice ‘em, cucumbers keep cool at the number one spot on the list of water-logged fruits and vegetables. Composed of 96 percent water, cukes have no saturated fat or cholesterol, and are very high in vitamin K, Vitamin B6 and iron.
4. Strawberries Even without the shortcake, strawberries are a sweet treat perfect for staying hydrated. They are 92 percent water (the most of any berry) and are loaded with fiber and vitamin C.
Iceberg lettuce may be 96 percent water, but it’s not known for much else in the nutrition department. Richer salad greens and sandwich toppers including butterhead, romaine and spinach are more well-rounded choices and still up your hydration. Need some inspiration? Start by thinking of adding different creative salads to your daily diet.
6. Fat-free or skim milk
Everyone knows milk is an excellent source of calcium that will keep your bones in tip-top shape. But research also shows milk is better than water and for rehydration and recovery after exercise especially chocolate milk. Just be sure to choose a slimmed-down carton since the fat in whole milk can delay fluid replacement.
Can’t choose just one hydrating option? Slurping down a DIY smoothies is a great way to combine your favorite flavors into one nutritionally-packed glass. “And it only takes seconds to scarf down!” says Berman. Try drinking your fruits and veggies with these healthy (and tasty) I love green smoothy recipes.
8. Sports drinks
Sugar and sodium are good things when it comes to sports drinks! In addition to the electrolytes and protein included in most on the market, the sugar and sodium can bring your body. faster than water after a grueling workout lasting over 90 minutes. For shorter workouts, sports drinks may just mean a lot of extra carbs you don’t need.
9. Coconut water
There’s a reason people go nuts for this tropical drink. Unlike sports beverages, coconut water is low in carbohydrates, while still rich in potassium. And its unsweetened varieties can be very hydrating (assuming you like its unique taste). According to a study in medicine and sports science the all-natural beverage is effective hydration after light exercise. But for more rigorous sweat sessions, the low-sodium drink does come up short in replenishing the salt your body loses.
Isn’t coffee a diuretic? Well, yes, but a recent study in PLOS ONE debunks the myth that it also causes dehydration. Not only will your daily cup contribute to your water needs, coffee can also give you a sharper memory, boost athletic endurance and performance and reduce the risk of many serious serious ailments including diabetes and heart disease.
How much water should you drink a day ?
Men it's around 15 cups a day and for women its a average of 10 cups a day. If you are exercising then increase your water intake. I always take a class of water to bed a night and force myself to finish it before my head hits the pillow. Try to keep your window slightly open at night to allow your skin to breath in fresh air, especially in the winter months.