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Gluten Free Beauty

Day to day life can be hard for the individuals who have diet requirements.

This doesn’t mean that beauty has to neglected too.

Here some Gluten free beauty products that have to be tried.

Afterglow Cosmetics

https://www.afterglowcosmetics.com

  • LipLoveLipstick_Afterglow

    ORGANIC INFUSED LIP LOVE LIPSTICK

    4.97out of 5

    $24.00

  • PerfectingUnderEyeConcealer_Meringue

    PERFECTING UNDER EYE CONCEALER

    5out of 5

    $29.00

  • OrganicInfusedFoundation_Bisque

    ORGANIC INFUSED FOUNDATION

    4.99out of 5

    $36.00

  • PureSoulMascara_Onyx

    ORGANIC INFUSED PURE SOUL MASCARA

    5out of 5

    $24.00

Bare Minerals

http://mecca.com.au/bareminerals

Everyday Minerals

https://www.everydayminerals.com/store/

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5 best Gin cocktails

Ingredients

SERVINGS: MAKES 8

  • ¼ fennel bulb, untrimmed, coarsely chopped
  • 1 375-ml bottle dry vermouth (preferably Dolin)
  • 1 large rhubarb stalk, thinly sliced, plus more, shaved, for serving
  • ½ cup sugar
  • ¾ cup fresh lemon juice
  • ¾ cup gin 

Preparation

  • Combine fennel and vermouth in a glass container (save vermouth bottle). Cover and chill 2 days. Strain through a fine-mesh sieve back into bottle.
  • Bring rhubarb, sugar, and ½ cup water to a gentle simmer in a small saucepan over medium heat and cook until mixture is pink and slightly syrupy, 14–16 minutes. Let cool, then transfer to a blender and purée until smooth (you should have about ½ cup rhubarb purée).
  • Combine 12 oz. fennel-infused vermouth, rhubarb purée, lemon juice, gin, and 2 cups ice in a large pitcher. Stir until cold. Pour cocktail into ice-filled old-fashioned glasses and garnish with shaved rhubarb.
  • Do Ahead: Vermouth can be infused and rhubarb purée can be made 1 week ahead; cover and chill separately.

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Ingredients

SERVINGS: MAKES 1

  • 45ml  Tanqueray gin
  • 15ml  vodka
  • 15ml Lillet Blanc
  • 1 lemon

Preparation

  • Stir gin, vodka, and Lillet Blanc in an ice-filled mixing glass until very cold, about 30 seconds. Strain cocktail through a Hawthorne strainer or a slotted spoon into a martini glass.
  • Using a small serrated knife, remove a 1″ strip of peel from lemon (some white pith is okay); it should be stiff enough to provide some resistance when bent. Twist over drink to express oils; discard. Garnish with a lemon twist.

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Ingredients

SERVINGS: MAKES 1

  • 45ml London dry gin
  • 20ml fresh lemon juice
  • 20ml maraschino liqueur 
  • Maraschino cherry (for serving)

Preparation

  • Combine gin, lemon juice, and maraschino liqueur in a cocktail shaker. Fill shaker with ice, cover, and shake vigorously until outside of shaker is very cold, about 20 seconds.
  • Place cherry in a martini glass and strain cocktail through a Hawthorne strainer or a slotted spoon into glass.

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Ingredients

SERVINGS: MAKES 1

  • 30 ml Tanqueray gin
  • 30ml Noilly Prat dry vermouth
  • 1 dash orange bitters
  • 1 lemon

Preparation

  • Holding a large  cube of ice in the palm of your hand, use the back of a stirring spoon to crack it into large pieces; place in a mixing glass. Repeat with enough ice to fill glass. Add gin, vermouth, and orange bitters, and, using a bar spoon, rapidly stir 50 times in a circular motion (the outside of the shaker will become very cold and frosty).
  • Strain martini through a Hawthorne strainer (or a large slotted spoon) into a chilled martini glass. Strain any excess cocktail into a sidecar set over ice (or a small glass in a bowl of ice).
  • Using a small knife, remove a 1″ piece of peel from lemon; it should be stiff enough to provide some resistance (a little white pith is okay). Twist peel over drink to express oils, then rub around rim of glass. Float peel, yellow side up, in martini.

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Ingredients

SERVINGS: 1

  • 1 red or green Thai chili
  • 60ml London dry gin
  • 30ml. Cocchi Americano
  • 1 stalk lemongrass

Preparation

  • Make a lengthwise slit in chile, but do not cut all the way through (chile should remain intact). Rub the rim of a coupe glass with inside of chile and drop chile into glass.
  • Lightly smash lemongrass with the back of a chef’s knife until split slightly and fragrant. Combine gin and Cocchi in a pint glass or cocktail shaker, fill with ice, and stir with lemongrass stalk until outside of glass is frosty, about 30 seconds. Remove lemongrass; discard. Strain drink into prepared glass with chile.

Nail Art

 

In the past little while, I’ve started doing more with my nails.  trying to tackle some of the patterns , I’ve had a hard time figuring out how to easily make polka dots!  I noticed toothpicks don’t work very well, and while the point of a pen dipped in nail polish works somewhat, i learnt this as i did my nails while doing some study, it still  didn’t work that well for me.  And then the other day I was scrolling through Pinterest and I saw this picture!

 

 

Graffiti always looks good and here is how you can create this.

This graffiti look is basically just scribbling with nail polish.

get the look.

Step 1: Paint them black.

Lightning Nails Are The New Galaxy Nails

Step 2: Lightly sponge on accent colors, using purple, white and light blue nail polish.

Be sure to include some white in there to make for a more realistic looking night sky.

Step 3: Using a very thin dotting tool or micro-tipped pen, paint on thin white lightning.

 

Hope you found something you didn’t already know here, and come back to find more great ideas.

Tuesday cocktails

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30 ml captain morgan

30 ml butterscotch snaps

5 ml cinnamon syrup

1 egg white

shake and strain into martini glass

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tea captain

15 ml southern comfort

15 ml peach snaps

15 ml captain morgan spiced rums

15 ml vodka

ice tea

build over ice top with ice tea

long glass

lonisland

 

 

Makeup tips

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To prime or not to prime?
Priming is a very important step in make-up Primers help to prepare the surface of the skin so that make-up goes on more evenly and smoothly and helps hold it in place throughout the day.  We have various options for priming so the right skincare, the right primer, and the right foundation will create the perfect, immaculate complexion every day

Don’t go to sleep with your makeup on.
Whether you get home at midnight after a night out or drift into dream land while watching TV on the couch, it can be tempting to slip into bed without washing your face. Try to resist. As you snuggle against your pillow, the day’s collection of dirt and oil, along with makeup, are being pushed into your pores. And, it’s those blocked pores, that lead to pimples, blackheads and whiteheads. Nobody really wants pimples. Too tired to make a stop at the bathroom sink? Keep a pack of makeup-removing towelettes on your bedside table.

Don’t burn your locks.
Hair dryers, curling irons, flatirons, crimping wands , these hot tools can help you achieve your look from straight locks to sexy waves. But, Style your hair safely by coating your strands with a thermal-protectant product, using the lowest temperature you can to achieve your style and avoid going over the same area again and again.

Tinted moisturiser.

Many of us make the mistake of reaching for a heavier cover-up during the winter, believing that our pale complexions need extra coverage. But this can lead to a caked-on look. Instead, I recommend a light tinted moisturiser: It hydrates and brightens at the same. The result: Dewy skin that stands out in the crowd. Simply use a shade or two lighter than your summer colour, and apply with a sponge brush.

Cream eye shadow.

A no-fail way to achieve a holiday evening look: Apply a cream based shadow. This product contains extra pigment, which creates a dramatic effect with little effort. Finish with an extra swipe of powder eye shadow, and blend in. When it comes to creating a fun look, don’t be afraid  to play around with it!

Winter Fashion Essentials

With winter in Australia well on its way, we are going to take a look at some of this year’s wardrobe essentials for even those of us who are on a budget.

Skinny jeans. 

Skinny jeans are a must this yr. especially with a pair of over knee boots.

 

ASOS Lisbon Midrise Skinny Jeans In Dimitri Mid Wash Blue – Midstonewa

Knitted jumper dress

Aromatherapy

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Aromatherapy is both an ancient art and a modern science, however products using the term ‘Aromatherapy’ found on supermarket shelves, should not be confused with the therapeutic work of a qualified Aromatherapist.

Aromatherapy can treat a variety of conditions and also help manage symptoms and act as a an additional therapy to modern medicine.

Some examples:

  • mood disorders
  • reproductive issues
  • ENT infections
  • bronchitis and respiratory conditions
  • autoimmune disease including rheumatoid arthritis and ulcerative colitis
  • digestive disorders
  • aches and pains including arthritis
  • skin conditions
  • detoxification
  1. Natural mosquito repellent: Combine one drop each of lemongrass oil, citronella oil and eucalyptus oil with one teaspoon of coconut oil to make natural bug spray and rub on exposed skin.
  2. Reduce anxiety: Diffuse lavender essential oil around your home to reduce feelings of stress and tension.
  3. Detoxify the air: Add peppermint and eucalyptus oil to a litre of paint to dispel fumes.
  4. Body butter lotion: Mix coconut oil, shea butter, magnesium oil and essential oils for moisturizing body lotion.
  5. Homemade lip balm: Combine coconut oil, beeswax and lavender oil for an amazing healing balm for chapped lips.
  6. Relieve tension: Help to relieve anxiety by using a single drop of lavender oil on your hands, rub together, and cup your hands to your nose and let the smell flood your senses.
  7. Massage therapy: Use a few drops of cedarwood or lavender oil, mixed with an unscented lotion during a relaxation massage.
  8. Immediate relaxation: Apply 2-4 drops of chamomile, lavender and peppermint essential oil to your temples for a cooling effect and immediate relaxation.
  9. Detox bath: Mix lavender oil, epsom salts and sea salt to a warm bath to cleanse and rejuvenate the body.
  10. Improve depression: To boost mood and relieve depression, add rose oil to baths, inhalations and diffusers to improve mood.
  11. Yoga and Pilates: To relax during yoga or meditation, inhale lavender or sandalwood before class. Also, mix clove and citrus essential oil to clean yoga mats
  12. Strengthen nails: Mix 10 drops of frankincense, myrrh and lemon essential oils into two tablespoons of vitamin E oil, then rub on cuticles.
  13. Migraine headache relief: Try combining a few drops of lavender oil and peppermint oil and apply to temples to help with headaches and migraines.
  14. Reduce cough or sinusitis: Eucalyptus oil is known for its powerful ability to fight coughs and open airways. Add a few drops into steaming hot water or diffuser. Inhale to help clear nasal passage.
  15. Repair broken bones: To support healing of broken bones, apply helichrysum, fir and cypress essential oils.
  16. Heal burns: Mix lavender oil with aloe vera to treat burns.
  17. Soothe bug bites: Use lavender oil for bug bites and stings.
  18. Improve digestion; Take ginger oil, peppermint oil and fennel essential oil to support digestion and healing leaky gut.
  19. Kick a cold fast: Take three drops of oil of oregano and frankincense three daily for one week.
  20. Treat bruises; Use essential oils as a hot compress to treat bruises or other wounds. Add five drops of lavender and five drops of frankincense to four cups of hot water and soak. Apply to affected area