Chocolate Love Scrub
Scrub your skin delicious this Valentine's Day!
Chocolate Love Scrub makes a
delicious gift for your sweetheart or a fabulous gift for your sweet self!
high quality chocolate, this scrub is high in antioxidants to reduce free
radicals, and contains alkaloids that have fantastic physiological effects on
the body. Use as a mask or gently scrub into your skin to remove old skin cells and reveal
beautiful, delicious looking --- and tasting --- skin! Skin that's vibrant, smooth,
Just like chocolate!
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Eye Makeup Hygiene
1.Wash all your eye makeup brushes once a week with an
antiseptic liquid soap, allow them to dry overnight, or use a blow-dryer.
2.Change the rubber pads on your eyelash curler every month.
3.Toss out mascara after 3 months. Remind yourself by dating tubes
with permanent marker. Unopened mascara lasts indefinitely if you put it in the
4.Sharpen eye pencils before you use them - every time. A creamy
pencil can harbor bacteria.
5.To discourage contamination, keep powder shadows tightly
shut between use.
6.When you're shopping, don't try testers at cosmetics
counters unless disposable applicators are provided.
Remember: Practicing good hygiene is and essential part of
any eye makeup routine
Walnut Crescent Recipe
From my good friend and client Melissa Green. She
baked these cookies for Christmas and I was lucky to try them. They are really delicious. I asked her for the recipe, to share with you.
Melissa is a talented musician, composer and performer. Some
of you who have kids probably have heard her in an outdoor concerts or event especially at the holiday season.
definitely check her website: www.greencirclemusic.com
Here is the recipe from Melissa:
My Grandma Laura Szilagyi's Walnut Crescent Recipe
1/2 lb. butter
5 T sugar
2 t vanilla
2 cups flour
2 cups walnuts - finely chopped
Mix all ingredients together and shape into 24 balls then
roll in crescents. Bake at 350 for 20 minutes.
(I have also made smaller balls - about 40) and baked them
for less time)
Have a great month!
My favorite yellow concador lilies on my dining table.
I hope February is a wonderful month for you - filled with love and blessings. Take a moment each day to focus on the amazing abundance in your life.
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February is here and that means we will be celebrating
Valentine's day. I would love to share with you my favorite true stories - one of the most
beautiful love stories you'll ever hear.
The Story of Abelard and Heloise
It has the power to resonate in every human heart. It always
makes me feel so sad, and yet fascinated by the power of love. A power
unlimited by geography, time or politics. Did these two lovers ever think that
their love story would become part of humanity's heritage, and would touch the
deepest cords in the hearts of so many generations?
Here is my Valentine's Day present to you, as a token of my love and appreciation of knowing you. What
can be a higher expression of love than this enchanting and breathtaking
Luigi Alva - Estrellita - Manuel Ponce
Valentine's Day specials:
With your facial get a FREE
Chocolate Love Scrub!
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The 12th-century story of
French philosopher Pierre Abelard
and his gifted pupil, Heloise, remains one of the world's most dramatic and
well-known love affairs. Their illicit love, secret marriage and the brutal
vengeance that Heloise's family exacts when they castrate Abelard is told
through the letters they exchanged.
The short version of Abelard and Heloise 's affair is
that Abelard fell in love with Heloise while he was her teacher, and the two
became lovers. The affair was discovered by her uncle, Canon Fulbert, not
long before Heloise discovered that she was pregnant. Abelard assured
Fulbert that he would marry Heloise. She opposed the idea because of the effect
a marriage would have had on his position. The two then secretly married, and
Abelard placed her with the nuns at Argenteuil.
Fulbert, believing his niece had been abandoned, had Abelard castrated. He
joined the church and insisted that Heloise become a nun, which she did. She
stayed with the nuns at Argenteuil
until they were evicted and Abelard established a convent at the Paraclete for
later, Heloise reads Abélard's Historia Calamitatum (History of my
Misfortunes), originally a letter of consolation sent to a friend, and her
passion for him reawakens. This leads to the exchange of four letters between
them, in which they explore the nature of human and divine love in an effort
to make sense of their personal tragedy, their incompatible male and female
perspectives making the dialogue painful for both. You can read their letters here: The Letters of Abelard and Heloise
Through their impassioned writings unfolds the story of a
romance, from its reckless, ecstatic beginnings to the public scandal, enforced
secret marriage and devastating consequences that followed. These eloquent and
intimate letters express a vast range of emotions from adoration and devotion
to reproach, indignation and grief, and offer a fascinating insight into
religious life in the Middle Ages.
Published in 1717, Eloisa to Abelard is a poem by Alexander
Pope(1688-1744). In Pope's poem, Eloisa is in anguish over the
powerful feelings she still has for Abélard, especially in her dreams, and by
the realization that, now a eunuch - something he regards as a mercy that freed him from
of carnal impurity" - he could not return her feelings even if he wanted to. And so she begs, not
for forgiveness, but for forgetfulness
No, fly me, fly me, far as poke
between us! and whole oceans roll!
Ah, come not, write not, think not once of me,
Nor share one pang of all I felt for thee.
An ancient chronicle of Tours records that when they deposited (1164)
the body of the Abbess Eloisa in the tomb of her lover Peter Abelard, who had
been there interred twenty years, this faithful husband raised his arms,
stretched them and closely embraced his beloved Eloisa. This poetic fiction was
invented to sanctify, by a miracle, the frailties of their youthful days.
WinterSeason Skin Care Tips
Our skin is the largest organ of the
body that protects us
from various microorganisms such as bacteria and viruses. There are many
contributing elements to dry skin in the winter. The main contributor being
environmental change. This not only includes cold, dry air outdoors but indoor
environments controlled by air conditioning units and heaters. Moisture is
vital to the skin because water and
essential fatty acids keep our skin supple, elastic and functioning properly. Other contributing elements to skin damage include alcohol, smoking,
diuretics and antihistamines. Alcohol and smoking contributes to a lack of
blood flow to the skin capillaries, which creates poor skin nutrition
and less oxygen to the cells and results in dull, dry skin and the loss of
Men retain more moisture
in their skin than women but eventually oil production slows as both
sexes mature. There are also several skin conditions that can be caused by
changing environmental conditions. For example, mild eczema, ichthyosis and
psoriasis can be aggravated by weather conditions. Diuretics can be damaging in the winter months because they
cause your body to release vital fluids that are necessary in keeping your skin
healthy. Antihistamines, cold medications and certain types of oral acne
medications dry the mucous membranes of the skin, reducing oil production.
last but not least, water is damaging to the skin surface,
yet vital for skin
cells to thrive. Drinking plenty of water and nutritious fluids in the winter
month helps improve skin health while long, hot showers damages your
skin further by stripping away moisture.
My first recommendation is to feed the cells from the
inside out. Diets that include plenty of water, fish, fruits and vegetables
nourish and detoxify the body while maintaining hydration and improving
Moisturizing daily, especially after showering, helps
maintain hydration in the skin.
Not only do our bodies need a sufficient amount of sleep, so
does our skin. Sleep in general allows the body to rejuvenate and repair.
Without enough sleep, the skin will grow haggard and dry. Six to eight hours of
restful sleep can and will improve the look and condition of the skin, as well
as all other body functions.
Our skin naturally sheds layers constantly. Due to the low
humidity levels during winter months, this shedding becomes more prevalent and
noticeable. While this is not harmful to the skin, it can lead to scaly and
pealing patches, especially on the face. A weekly exfoliation of the top layer
of facial skin, will help to bring back the radiance and luster that winter
months take away.