Tuesday, 27 November 2018

And now I have a pretty and stylish storage and organization solution for my bathroom! (Mason Jar Bathroom Storage & Accessories)

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I’ve seen these painted and distressed mason jar bathroom storage and accessories sets on Etsy for the past year or so and have to admit I’ve been intrigued. My first concern has been durability. Especially if you’re using craft paint. It’s water soluble. And even with a top clear coat, I worried that they finish would eventually wash off. Or peel off. Which has made me reluctant to try my hand at creating this mason jar bathroom storage set. You’ll admit the finish isn’t permanent. But it’s much more durable than craft paint. Especially after you give it a clear sealant coat.

 

1. Give your jars two coats of Amy Howard One Step Paint in your choice of color; let dry completely between coats.


2. After the second coat dries overnight, distress the raised lettering on the mason jar. I use 80 grit sandpaper.

3. Finish it with two coats of a matte finish sealant. This is my go to product that I found at the online shop.

For the toothbrush holder, I used a mason jar lid insert that is meant for a flower arrangement.
For the soap dispenser, I purchased the lid converter kit from an online shop. And that’s it. The smallest jar is a 4 oz. quilted jelly jar. The cotton balls are in one of Ball’s Elite Collection jars (1/2 pint).
Happy Pinning :)

4 Natural Ways to Wake Up Looking Gorgeous

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The importance of a good night’s sleep isn’t lost on any of us. Besides keeping the mind healthy, it also plays a huge role in making sure you’re looking your very best. And while a solid eight hours of beauty rest can go a long way, why not put those hours spent in bed to good use and get even more gorgeous overnight? These 4 beauty and hair tips work while you sleep, so you just need to lay your pretty head down and wake up looking like new!


1. Wash Your Face:
The best of beauty products won’t make a difference if you don’t start with a clean slate, so always wash your face before going to bed. Keep a stash of cleansing wipes in your bedside table for a quick fix on those exhausting late nights.

2. Honey and Cinnamon Spot Treatment:

Get rid of acne without any harsh chemicals. Honey and cinnamon are natural remedies for killing bacteria, zapping away zits as you sleep. (via Beautiful by Nature)

3. Aloe Vera:
In addition to soothing a nasty sunburn, aloe vera is also another great natural remedy for curing acne. Use aloe vera gel as a spot treatment or as an overnight moisturizer that keeps skin soft but not greasy. (via Mind Body Green)

4. Cold Eye Cream:
You may already be applying your eye cream religiously, but did you know it works better when it’s cold? Keep your eye cream in the refrigerator and apply before going to bed to decrease morning puffiness.

Monday, 26 November 2018

2 Yoga Poses for Back Pain – Strengthen and Heal Your Lower Back

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why I’m writing this article and why you’re here. I love yoga, you love yoga, now let’s use the beautiful practice to heal our bodies and reverse all that damn sitting!

1. Supine Spinal Twist

  • Begin from the pose above and with the right knee into the chest.
  • Exhale – roll onto your left hip as the right knee softens toward the ground.
  • Extend your right arm out along the floor, shoulder-width height.
  • Keep the left hand resting gently on the right knee.
  • Let the right knee become heavy, slowly releasing further towards the floor.
  • Stay for 10 – 30 breaths.
  • Inhale – gently engage the low belly and bring both knees back to center.
  • Repeat the above steps on the left side

Benefits: Stretches the back muscles and glutes, massages the back and hips, hydrates the spinal discs, and lengthens, relaxes, and realigns the spine.
Cautions:
if back pain or back injury is a concern, bring both knees together and twist to your body’s comfort.


2.Childs Pose

  • Begin in a neutral tabletop position – bring knees together, sit back onto the heels, then gently release the torso to the ground.
  • The arms can drape behind the body with palms up or extend long towards the front of the mat with palms down.
  • Forehead softly rests on the ground and back of the neck is long.
  • Gently close the eyes and let gravity do the work.

Benefits: helps relax and rejuvenate the entire body, encourages forward flexion in the spine, hips, and knees. Considered a resting pose that centers calms, and soothes the body.
Cautions: avoid if experiencing knee injury or recovering from a recent knee injury.
Happy Pinning :)

Sunday, 25 November 2018

WHY SUGAR IS BAD FOR US ?

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Do you take an extra spoon of sugar in your tea or coffee every morning? Do you like to sip on soft drinks too often? There is some bad news for you. You are consuming a sweet, slow killer every day in the form of sugar. Whether that is regular sugar or added sweeteners, sugar has been proved to be a dangerous item that affects the human body in a number of ways that you surely aren’t aware of. Though the debate has been ongoing for decades, recent research have finally nailed it – yes, sugar is bad for you!
It increases cardiac risk:
While high cholesterol and fat were considered to be the most harmful for cardiac health, sugar isn’t far behind in that race. It has been proved that sugar affects the cardio-vascular activities and increases the risks of a heart attack more than 30%. Sugar, taken in any form, has been identified as a silent killer.

Increase insulin resistance:

Higher consumption of sugar can cause cells of your body to become resistant to insulin, thereby impeding the regular functions of insulin, the most important being the absorption of blood sugar (or glucose) by the cells and its use. Naturally, glucose remains in the blood stream and gives rise to a number of prolonged diseases like cardio-vascular diseases, obesity, metabolism syndrome and type II diabetes.

Increase cancer risk:
Since the body cells become insulin resistant, it becomes impossible for the hormone to prevent uncontrolled cell growth in the body – a condition that is the stepping stone to cancer. What is more, the inflammatory properties of sugar also act as a trigger for cancer in the body.

Increases calorie intake:
Fructose has much different effect on the satiety centers of the brain than glucose. While glucose intake triggers proper activity in the satiety center, fructose intake doesn’t. Naturally, the feeling of hunger persists even after sufficient amount of food has been consumed and this leads to over-eating and thus more unwanted calories in the body.

Can be addictive:
Who could even think that something as negligible as sugar could be addictive! But the truth is really disheartening. Sugar is indeed addictive and this is because the consumption of sugar causes excessive release of dopamine (one of the neurotransmitters) that creates the feeling of pleasure.

Wednesday, 7 November 2018

How to prevent an angora sweater from shedding all over the damn place ?

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To prevent an angora sweater from shedding all over the damn place, place it in a plastic bag and store it in the freezer for three hours. Shake it after you take it out of the bag to remove excess hair.

How to get rid of pills from an old hoodie or sweat shirt?

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Try a razor to get rid of pills from an old hoodie or sweatshirt.

The Secret to Unshrinking a Sweater

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You can un-shrink a sweater, by soaking it in warm water and
 hair conditioner for a few minutes.

Hacks for washing Socks

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Never lose another effing sock again:
Wash your socks in a lingerie bag.
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Clothing Hacks when you sat in some gum

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 So you sat in some gum. NBD!
 Get it out by freezing it and then scraping it off with a butter knife.
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Thursday, 1 November 2018

In Case If your stiff leather jacket isn’t to your liking here is what to do?

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If your stiff leather jacket isn’t to your liking, you can loosen it up by getting it wet and stretching in it a bit.

Clothing Hacks That’ll Make Your Life Far Better

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2. Get a stuck zipper unstuck by rubbing some crayon on both sides of the zipper. (It’s best to match the crayon color to the zipper)

Seriously Ingenious Clothing And Shoe Hacks That’ll Make Your Life Far Better

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1. Skip the softener but use a little lavender essential oil in your laundry for the best-smelling clothes ever.

Simply add 12 to 15 drops of the stuff to your liquid detergent and mix, before adding to your machine. Here’s more on how to do it. And if you don’t love lavender, feel free to use another essential oil!

How to Whiten Your Teeth Naturally In 3 Minutes at Home

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Products aimed at beautifying your smile line the shelves of drugstores these days. The problem? Many of these teeth whitening products contain chemicals that can be harmful to your health and can ultimately lead to eroding the enamel on your teeth. You can naturally and cheaply whiten your teeth at home using just two simple, all-natural ingredients and a toothbrush. You can brush your way to a whiter smile in just a few minutes’ time, once per week.

Here’s what you’ll need:

  • 1 tablespoon of baking soda (bicarbonate of soda) – you can also use baking soda as a general kitchen medicine. The juice of half a lemon or lime – also sees how to use lemon as a medicine. A clean, new toothbrush. That’s it! Here is how to put nature’s smile brightener to work for you:)

Teeth Whitening at Home – The Method

1. Place a tablespoon of baking soda into a small bowl and squeeze the juice of half a lemon (or half a lime) over the top.

2. The mixture will fizz up as the soda interacts with the citric acid in the citrus juice.

3. Once the fizzing subsides somewhat, take your toothbrush and stir the mixture into a thick paste. If the paste is too runny, add a dash or two more of baking soda until the proper consistency has been reached.

4. Put the paste onto the toothbrush and brush all of your teeth thoroughly, just as you would with regular toothpaste.

5. Rinse your mouth out well with plenty of water, and you’re done! That’s all there is to it.
Happy Pinning :)