The first time I was at the Chakra Spa in Beverly Hills (last Spiritual Monday’s story), I bought several of the Crystal Journey Candle soy herbal votives…. in glass. I was attracted to the colors and upon further inspection I noticed an affirmation to be recited before each lighting. I asked owner, Lilly Adams if they worked…. meaning could you feel a difference when they are lit and could these candles actually help you manifest the saying? She said a resounding “YES!”. I bought ~joy~ ~love~ ~laughter~ and upon arriving home…. I immediately said the affirmation on each candle… and lit. Within a half hour my room smelled like a dream and I felt so at peace. This intensely joyful feeling came over me… which had me wondering… was it all in my head? I am not quite sure…. but since that afternoon, I have purchased over 30 of the candles and keep them lit day and night (always when I am at home… and I never leave them burning in a room I am not in). I pair them in 3’s and will mix and match different sayings and colors.
Pistachios for…. ErectileDysfunction? YES! In a Turkish study carried out at the Ataturk Teaching and Research Hospital in Ankara, Turkey….. it was found that eating 3.5 ounces of pistachios daily for 3 weeks….. helped with a man’s ability to get an erection. Published in The International Journal of Impotence Research2, pleasure, sexual desire and satisfaction were measured and the results were pretty astounding.
An amazing choice for heart health…. research supports the power of this little nut and the health of blood vessels. Eating a calorie controlled amount of “the love nut” can support healthy cholesterol levels and heart health. Pistachios have more antioxidants per 100 grams than blueberries, garlic, blackberries and pomegranates. A typical one ounce serving contains 160 calories and research shows that the shelling process slows consumption rate…. allowing us to feel fuller more easily.
The ED tests were done with men between the ages of 38 and 59, all with erectile dysfunction and everyone one of them saw improvements in measures of erectile function and sexual satisfaction. Showing that this little green nut truly is “The Love Nut!!” and a GREAT choice for everyone (especially men) to eat on a daily basis!
No Mo-Stache! Hahahaha I love the name of this tiny, little, portable facial hair removing kit. Why? Have you ever had a rogue hair on your face and no way to say “adios” to it? Well keep this tiny little kit on hand and….. Rogue Hair No Mo!!
You know, sometimes life just gets in the way of personal care. Things get busy, and you have to cancel your waxing appointment, or you werenât able to fit it in before you left for your vacation or work trip. It happens. These awesome, handy individual waxing strips fit right in your purse or toiletries kit.
Ana and I tried this handy little kit while shooting…. and I must give it a 100% positive review. It literally took 3 minutes from fuzz to smooth. I dabbed the hydrocortisone cream on afterwards and within 5 minutes all redness was gone and so was my “Stache!!” Great to keep in your purse or for travel!!
Smith & Cult.. that is! The ladies that created “Hard Candy” nail polish many years ago, Dineh Mohajer and Jeanne Chavez…. are back. And boy have they brought their “A” game! Smith & Cult is a brand new “nail lacquer” line that is beyond any that I have ever seen. I received “Diary of a Beauty Junkie,” the Smith & Cult press kit…. and must say opening it was a total “WOW’ moment!! A thick rich box loaded with 9 of the most spectacular colors….. in 9 of the most beautiful glass jars I have ever seen. The wavy gold tops and the weight of the beautifully shaped bottles look and feel like a fine piece of art.
Then came the application…. The polish glided on like silk and the saturated, vibrant colors translated from the bottle…. right onto my nail. There is a gold glitter polish called “Shattered Souls” that after applied…. looked exactly like I spent hours at the salon getting a Gel Manicure. Talk about high end? With 30 of the most beautiful colors under the sun…. I don’t think there is a nail lacquer on the market that can rival the excellence of Smith & Cult. This is the Rolls Royce of nail polish… and I am not afraid to scream that from the roof tops.
Thank you Dineh Mohajer and Jeanne Chavez….. for creating a top tier nail lacquer line that is heads above anything on the market.
Edgar Santos…. under the radar make up artist to…. the rich and famous….. and one of the most talented make up artists I have ever worked with. I wrote a story about Edgar for Genlux Magazine a year ago…. where I told the story about how he did my daughter’s make up for her birthday party. I opted to do my own…. and when the photos came back from that magical evening… I literally sat down and cried. Beau looked…. so amazing…. and so beautiful… that everyone else paled in comparison. I actually looked ill standing in her presence….. chalk it up to Edgar’s smoky eyes.
We have been blessed to have Edgar come on board to do my make up for FABULOUS365. From the moment Edgar started doing my make up…. the calls, texts and emails started. Everyone wanting to know what eye make up I was wearing. I explained it wasn’t that simple. Edgar takes 45 minutes just to do my eye make up. Now…. you will not have the artist yourself…. but here are his smoky eye secrets. PLEASE NOTE: Half the time Edgar spends on the eyes is…. THE blending process. He blends, blends and before he allows you to get out of his chair…. he blends one more time. Ready? Let’s do a smoky eye…..
BRUSHES: Mac L-M
Please follow the chart…. remember to blend-blend-blend with every single step. Please practice putting on the lashes before you attempt on a completed look.
Thank you Edgar for making my eyes look so beautiful….. and taking the time to do this tutorial for us!
GENIUS! My daughter Beau came over with the Revitalift Volume Filler by L’oreal last week. She said that it was making a splash around the country and I must try it ASAP! I have natural age related wrinkles on the corners of my mouth…..ones that I would love to be rid of. I took the injector tube and filled the wrinkles. I waited for the cream to dry…. and covered with make up. VIOLA! Instantly gone! Nothing short of a miracle. I am out of the country now and somehow the Revitalift did not make it into my luggage. I actually panicked when I couldn’t find it…. which is seriously great sign! I was hoping to experiment on other parts of my face while out of town. Oh well…. by the time you read this I will be flying back from an amazing trip to Guatemala…. and racing home to start filling my face with the L’oreal Revitalift Volume Filler!!
I was at an event not too long ago and was speaking with a man who had the most magnificent skin. Plump, hydrated, dewy, glowing are just a few words that described his skin. His secrets weapon? An avocado a day! Well I put it to the test…. and low and behold…. My skin after day two actually started looking so much better…. Hydrated, clear and glowing. What other benefits does this magical fruit hold? Read on My Most Beautiful Peeps…..
There are so many reasons to start eating one (or even a half) raw avocado a day…. and start on the “Avocado a Day Journey” with me to see if they work as well for you… as they did for myself…. and Derek!
Back in May…. we did a story about how Rite Aide Drug Stores were going uptown….. by re-designing the whole store and adding in upscale make up departments. After much investigation and trials… Our number One Choice for the best make up in the store was… Eddie Funkhouser. Eddie himself happened to be in the Beverly Hills store on the day we were doing our store checks. He was doing makeovers and demonstrating his make up. We already loved what we had…. But upon meeting Eddie were knew we had stumbled upon something really special! So we featured Mr. Funkhouser and his make up here on Fabulous365…. and without surprise…. everyone that bought his make up…. loved it
Rolling forward to last week…… I was digging through my make up bag for my trusty and expensive eye liner. The kind that looks like… and works like a marker. Upon pulling it out and really inspecting (knowing I needed to soon replace), I discovered my eye liner was actually NOT the expensive liner from Barney’s that I thought I had been using….. But the Eddie Funkhouser Ultra Definition Eye Lining stylus! Blow me away! I have been using a $10.00 eyeliner for the past couple of months…. And LOVING it! Do yourself and wallet a favor and get down to Rite Aide and give Eddie Funkhouser’s Ultra Definition Eye Lining Stylus a try!!
In the health and beauty world these days…. the big “buzz” word…. COCONUT. Good for everything that ails you and then some. This article was originally supposed to be about the health benefits of drinking coconut water (hence the photos). But then my daughter’s friend walked into my home…. and hold the presses! Jaina I think you know who I am talking about.
This fabulous little actress…. who normally has amazing skin…. walked into my home a couple of weeks ago with skin that was mind glowingly fabulous. When I say the word “GLOWING” that’s an understatement. I squealed with delight…. and begged for her secrets. No secrets here…. on a daily basis, Jaina is using dabs of coconut oil on her face and neck…. all while watching her skin go from fabulous…. to ridiculously fabulous! I went and grabbed a jar so fast my head was spinning. I won’t bore you with details… Except that facts:
There you go My Most Beautiful Peeps…. Trust me on this one…. we all want skin like Jaina!!
P.S.The ingredients in coconut water are more effective at hydrating the human body…. than those of any sport or energy drink. During rigorous exercise or extended periods of physical activity…. the human body loses mineral-rich fluids. However, coconut water serves as an excellent replacement with 294 mg of potassium and 5 mg of natural sugar per glass…. unlike a sports drink that only contains half of the potassium content and five times the amount of processed sugar. In addition, the sodium count is only 25 mg, which is relatively low compared to the 41 and 20 mg found in sports drinks and energy drinks respectively!!
My new favorite coconut water if I can’t get it straight from the coconut? Harmless Harvest!
It is becoming increasingly clear that chronic inflammation is the root of all evils in our bodies. Most disease starts with inflammation…. and ending inflammation will not only help us internally…. but it will help us externally. Skin…. our largest organ. Inflammation ages us, causes wrinkles and causes a host of other skin issues. We have 6 inflammation fighters that are a must for improving our skin in 2015!!
Nearly a perfect food! Packed with plant based protein, detoxing fibre and slow released carbohydrates…. chickpeas are a KEY anti-inflammatory food and also help to control blood sugars. Throw on salads, mash into a dip or sandwich spread, stir into soups or just roast and
Studies have shown that olive oil prevents the production of pro-inflammatory COX 1 and COX 2 enzymes… the same way NSAID’ (IBUPROFENS) work! Cook with and use olive oil on ANYTHING and EVERYTHING!!
Root Vegetables re a great source of phytonutrients and antioxidants that help fight inflammation. Carrots, Beets, Yams, Sweet Potatoes, Ginger and Parsnips are ALL great inflammation fighters! Try to add root vegetables to your diet daily.
For 4000 years, Elderflower has been cultivated by man…. and natural healers have relied upon it to treat allergies, asthma and a host of other illnesses. Along with it’s healing properties…. Elderflower Tea is a powerful anti-inflammatory that should be added into our diets daily.
Garlic has been called the perfect food because of it’s many benefits! Add in anti-inflammatory properties… and garlic is a great choice to add into our diets daily!
Cure to inflammation by Laura Dunn
LAUGHTER!!…. MY FAVORITE anti-inflammitory!!
Laughter relaxes the whole body. A good, hearty laugh relieves physical tension and stress, leaving your muscles relaxed for up to 45 minutes after.
Laughter boosts the immune system. Laughter decreases stress hormones and increases immune cells and infection-fighting antibodies, thus improving your resistance to disease.
Laughter triggers the release of endorphins, the body’s natural feel-good chemicals. Endorphins promote an overall sense of well-being and can even temporarily relieve pain.
Laughter protects the heart. Laughter improves the function of blood vessels and increases blood flow, which can help protect you against a heart attack and other cardiovascular problems.