Cosmetics – A Friend in Need

To begin with cosmetics and natural beauty products are a huge rage not only amongst super models or movie stars but also with ordinary women of all age groups. These cosmetics help to highlight and beautify women’s face and body. You can easily access them in every household, famously across the world. They are basically substances that are used to enhance the appearance of a woman. They are generally a mixture of chemical compounds some being derived from natural sources and others by using synthetic product.

If we trace back its existence from the past then the word cosmetic was derived from Greek word, which meant ‘Technique of dress and ornament’. Different products such as castor oil were used as Lip balm and skin creams where made of olive oil, beeswax and rosewater. Although ancient Greeks used these cosmetics, there were generally frowned upon by the local populace. Queen Victoria publicly declared makeup as improper, vulgar and acceptable only for the use by actors.

However, today it’s a totally different story as beauty products are totally synonymous with women and they both complement each other really well. Wherever a woman goes, they just don’t forget to keep it with them. They are basically used for varied purposes such as parties, weddings, dinner parties, vacation. Everybody loves to look good and different from each other as they want to stand out of the crowd and not become a part of flock.

The fashion Industry is booming and in recent times, many numerous makers of cosmetic products are offering wide range of varieties in it. It is no hidden secret that women just love to wear make-up and to be center of attraction at all events, parties, get-together and be the limelight queen. Every woman wants to show off her beauty and make people notice of he. This work is actually done by make up as it enhances the features of women and makes her look stunningly beautiful.

No matter what the event is having a beauty product at your place or inside your handbag is a must have thing. Never forget that a friend in need is a friend in deed and this actually does apply with beauty products. When buying beauty products women are extremely selective in their choices. If they are buying a lipstick then they make sure that the colors of this lipstick perfectly match with their texture and color of their skin. Some opt for dark color colors while some go for light or natural looking colors. The general idea behind this selection is that they want their beauty products to match their persona and style.

Lips are basically the attention grabbers while interacting with other people. Whether you are communicating with a single person or addressing a larger audience, primary focus will always be your lips. Therefore, you need to select a lipstick that will make you look pretty and make you stand apart from the crowd. There are many shades that are available in market and these days neon color is fast gaining popularity among the women. Then there is bronze and copper color that adds a touch of glamorous look to your lips.

Eyes also form an essential feature in make-up as a well defined eye automatically catches a person’s attention. They also help to greatly enhance you looks. Moreover, to enhance your eyes further you might need mascara that will make your eyes enticing and bewitching. Another most commonly used beauty product is kohl used for eye make-up and suits everyone. No matter what the dimensions of your eye are they always make your eyes look ravishing and stunning.

If you are toying with an idea of buying beauty products and are looking out for good deals then you can try shopping online. These days you can order whatever you want online and can get pretty good deals. Shopping online is much convenient than going out for shopping and then buying them.

Online shopping gives you the scope to avail many discounts for products available. As there is a plethora of products available from many leading brands, you can easily choose the best from the options given. From Lips-stick to lip gloss, to nail-polish to face creams to foundations, etc and the list just goes on when to come to cosmetics. I hope this article helps you shop and makes your experience worth remembering.

MaxoLip Reviewed – How Effective is This Product?

In recent years, as more people have begun using the Internet and purchasing products online, there has been a proliferation of ineffective products that are marketed and sold to consumers based on unsubstantiated claims. This is particularly true of cosmetic products – there are creams and treatments that promise to do almost everything, from reducing the look of lines underneath the eyes to making hair grow faster. Because there is so much inaccurate information online, any claims made by manufacturers of cosmetics should be treated with skepticism. One product that is attracting a lot of attention right now is MaxoLip(TM). Let’s look more closely at MaxoLip(TM) and the people behind it to decide whether it’s worth ordering or is just another product that will let you down.

The company behind MaxoLip(TM) is respected and well-known in the cosmetics industry. The Dermagevity Skin Care company has been in business for a long time, and it produces a variety of other cosmetic products. The makers of MaxoLip(TM) are anything but a fly-by-night operation, and consumers can feel confident they are getting a quality product when they see the Dermagevity name.

Will MaxoLip(TM) Work For You?

MaxoLip(TM) is designed to address a variety of lip issues, and this product will appeal to women of all ages. Specifically, MaxoLip(TM) is for women who:

o Wish they had lips that were rosier in color and healthier looking

o Are bothered by fine lines on and around lips

o Have dry, rough, or chapped lips

o Want plumper lips, but aren’t crazy about the idea of injections

Obviously, at least one of these statements would apply to most women. There are very few of us who have flawlessly smooth, moisturized, rosy, and plump lips. In short, MaxoLip(TM) is for every woman who does not have perfect lips, which likely describes the overwhelming majority of the female population.

The Science Behind MaxoLip(TM)

It’s easy to get swept away by grand claims and promises, but it’s essential to take a step back and determine whether there is any real proof that the product actually works. All scientific studies conducted on MaxoLip(TM) have concluded that the product is effective. MaxoLip’s(TM) proprietary combination of ingredients has been analyzed and approved by an internationally-recognized laboratory. MaxoLip(TM) has also passed a number of regulatory and safety tests, including the eye irritation potential study, skin irritation study, safety/regulatory testing standard for the U.S., and a consumer skin sensitization patch study. Qualified scientists have concluded that MaxoLip(TM) is both safe and effective.

What Visual Benefits Should You Expect When Using MaxoLip(TM)?

The benefits users of MaxoLip(TM) experience are a result of the proven effective ingredients found in the lip treatment. The Benzyl Nicotinate, Palmitoyl Oligopeptide, Hyaluronic Filling Spheres, Squalane, Vitamin E, and Jojoba Oil found in MaxoLip(TM) have advantageous and distinct properties that improve the look and feel of lips. The benefits users of MaxoLip(TM) can expect include:

o Lips that are more moisturized – Vitamin E, Squalane, and Jojoba Oil will help preserve lips’ moisture and leave them feeling soft.

o Rosier lips – There is nothing more naturally beautiful than rosy pink lips. Benzyl Nicotinate causes the blood vessels below the epidermis of the lips to dilate, which makes them appear brighter in color.

o Smoother lips and skin – For many women, the first noticeable sign of aging is the creases that appear in the lips and the fine lines that form around them. Hyaluronic Filling Spheres and Palmitoyl Oligopeptide minimize fine lines and give lips a smoother, more uniform appearance.

o Plumper lips – This is probably the most remarkable benefit of MaxoLip(TM). Most women believe the only way to get noticeably fuller lips is to endure agonizing injections, but the Benzyl Nicotinate and Palmitoyl Oligopeptide in MaxoLip(TM) can effectively plump lips and increase the volume of lip tissue without needles or pain.

It should be noted that the plumping effect of MaxoLip(TM) is not permanent – users will need to reapply the product after several hours. Applying MaxoLip(TM) is just as easy as using balm or lipstick, so it will literally only take a few seconds. Most users report feeling a slight tingling sensation after applying MaxoLip(TM). This is a small inconvenience indeed to get the remarkable results that were once only achievable with invasive and costly procedures.

Weathervanes – Monitor your Wind Direction with Beauty!

A weather vane, also called a wind vane, is a movable device attached to an elevated object such as a roof for showing the direction of the wind.

The weather vane must be balanced so that half its weight is on either side of its axis, but also designed so that the areas exposed to the wind are unequal. This unequal area causes the vane to rotate and minimize the force of the wind on its surface. The design of the vane causes the end with the smallest area to turn into the wind, pointing to the source of the wind. Because winds are named from their source direction, the pointer enables the viewer to name the wind easily. Most simple weather vanes have directional markers beneath the pointer, aligned with the geographic directions. The pointer must be able to move freely on its axis.

Weathervanes, especially those with fanciful shapes, do not always show the real direction of a very gentle wind. This is because the figures do not achieve the design balance required in a weather vane. Early weather vanes had very ornamental pointers, but modern wind vanes are usually simple arrows that dispense with the directionals because the instrument is connected to a remote reading station. Also modern wind vanes were mounted with an anemometer, a device that measures wind speed.

To obtain an accurate reading, the weather vane must be located well above the ground and away from buildings, trees, and other objects which interfere with the true wind direction. Changing wind direction can be meaningful when coordinated with other apparent sky conditions, enabling the user to make simple short range forecasts.

Another wind direction device is the windsock. These are used at airports to show wind direction and strength. The wind fills the sock and makes it blow away from the prevailing wind. Strong winds make the sock point almost horizontally, while light airs allow the sock to hang limply. Because of its size, the wind sock can often be seen from the air as well as the ground. Even the most technologically-advanced airports still use windsocks today. Weathervanes are not only a signal of ancient history, but also a knowledgeable weather-reading instrument.

Beauty, What Is It?

Some people say beauty is only skin deep, others say beauty is in the eye of the beholder. I like to wonder who proclaim beauty and who decided what is or what is not beauty. Let’s see what the Bible says. Look at Eccclesiastes 3:11 it says He has made everything beautiful in its time. He has also set eternity in the hearts of men; yet they cannot fathom what God has done from the beginning to the end. I know that there is nothing better for men than to be happy and do good while they live. That everyone may eat and drink, and find satisfaction in all his toll–this is the gift of God. I know that everything God does will endure forever; nothing can be added to it and nothing taken from it. God does it so that men will revere him.

Now look at Isaiah 61:2 it says to proclaim the year of the Lord’s favor and the day of vengeance of our God, to comfort all who mourn, and provide for those who grieve in Zion–

to bestow on them a crown of beauty instead of ashes, the oil of gladness instead of mourning, and a garment of praise instead of a spirit of despair. They will be called oaks of righteousness, a planting of the Lord for the display of his splendor. What a blessing to receive the crown of beauty from God himself!! Look at Job 28:23 it says God understands the way to it and he alone knows where it dwells, for he views the ends of the earth and sees everything under the heavens.

Take a look at Romans 11:33 it says Oh, depth of the riches of the wisdom and knowledge of God! How unsearchable his judgements, and his paths beyond tracing out! Who has known the mind of the Lord? Or who has been his counselor? Who has ever given to God, that God should repay him? For from him and through him and to him are all things. To him be the glory forever! Amen.

To conclude who decides what it beauty? My guess would be the God, for is written he has made everything beautiful in its time.

Love Always,

Your Sister in Christ,

Mellody Davis

The Thyodine Effect

A few weeks ago, I indulged in one of my addictions, which is shopping online for beauty and health products on my favorite site, Lucky Vitamin. I put one of my “can’t do without” products in my cart only to find out a week later it was on back order. As of this writing, it’s still not arrived, but I think I figured out why. But before I figured this out, I searched online and found other online stores were also completely out! What I discovered was people have been buying excess amounts of iodine due to the recent earthquake in Fukushima, Japan. If you’ve been keeping up in the news, you know the earthquake affected a nuclear power plant which released massive amounts of radiation into the area. Iodine prevents the thyroid from absorbing radiation and can even prevent future thyroid cancer. People in Japan and on the West Coast of the US decided to turn to potassium iodide (a.ka. iodine) for protection. I’ve been taking this miracle substance for a while and was lucky enough to find two bottles at my local nutrition store. I’m glad I called and begged the guy to put them on hold for me! So why do I take iodine?

For years I had a problem with my weight and never thought my thyroid was the culprit. More recently, I began experiencing dry skin, hair loss and bouts with depression. Have you ever been unhappy and just couldn’t figure out why? That was me and I found out exactly why. I went to a local naturopath and had a Bio-meridian assessment. BMA measures the body’s energy meridians and is able to provide feedback on organs and nutritional deficiencies. My practitioner told me my thyroid was out of whack. As you can see, this was not only affecting weight loss, but also my external appearance. If you’re feeling some of the same symptoms I did, chances are it could be thyroid related…so do you know if you’re thyroid is slow or fast and how can you tell?

Hypothyroidism Cause and Treatment

What I was diagnosed with hypothyroidism, I didn’t understand what it was. Hypothyroidism means your thyroid is not making enough hormone…in other words, low thyroid function. Why is this important? The thyroid runs the body’s metabolism…if your metabolism is running slow (and you have difficulty losing weight) then you may have hypothyroidism. Over 10 million Americans and as many as 10% of women may be suffering with this issue and not even know it. Hypothyroidism is caused by an inflammation of the thyroid gland. This inflammation damages cells which prevents them from making sufficient hormones. If you have thyroid problems in your family, it may be hereditary, but I tend to believe environmental factors play a larger role.

Some of the symptoms you may experience if you suffer from hypothyroidism are:

  • Fatigue
  • Weakness
  • Coarse, dry hair
  • Dry, pale skin
  • Depression
  • Irritability (I definitely had that one!)

I felt all of these and believe me, I felt hopeless nothing would help me overcome them. Besides the depression, one of the worst effects was the hair and skin problems. No matter what shampoo or facial cream I used, my hair was dry and unmanageable (and was falling out) and my skin looked dull. I did find something to help however, which I will discuss later in the article.

The treatment for hypothyroidism is thyroid replacement, which may be natural or synthetic. I prefer to use natural options so my practitioner suggested a glandular hormone (from bovine sources) and bio-identical hormones. This can help greatly….I strongly recommend seeing your doctor for diagnosis and treatment options.

Hyperthyroidism Treatment

Hyperthyroidism is the opposite of Hyper- in this case, the thyroid makes too much hormone. The immune system can attack the thyroid gland (this is called Grave’s Disease) and to fight back, the thyroid increases its hormone production. Some of the effects include:

  • Weight loss
  • Nervousness
  • Moodiness
  • Sweating
  • Rapid Heartbeat

Some treatments include beta blockers, radioactive iodine, and anti-thyroid medicine.

Speaking of Iodine….

I’ve been hinting a bit at my miracle cure for hypothyroidism. It’s iodine! People are extremely iodine deficient nowadays. In the past, breads and salt contained iodine and people were able to get their iodine through the foods they ate. Today, most salts are iodine free and most breads are made with bromine, which leaches iodine from the body! The lack of iodine in the diet plays a key role in the development of serious diseases. Areas with low iodine consumption have higher breast cancer rates and mental deficiencies. It can also cause Goiters, or enlargement of the thyroid gland. To make matters worse, fluoride is added to the water supply and it’s absorbed in the thyroid. In years past, fluoride was used as a treatment for hyperthyroidism…..until it was later discovered to alter thyroid function. In reality fluoride is a toxic poison which has no business being in our water or our toothpaste. It serves no function other than being a detriment. So where does iodine come in? Iodine plays a key role in thyroid function. If you take an iodine supplement, it can counteract the fluoride and help “push” it out of the thyroid so it can function properly. A note of warning though…talk to your doctor or naturopath before beginning an iodine supplement as too much iodine can be unhealthy.

Get Iodine Naturally Through Foods

There’s a reason why the women is Japan have much lower incidences of breast cancer than the US. Their iodine consumption is off the charts! People who eat sea vegetables, kelp, or chlorella obtain healthy amounts of natural iodine through the foods they eat. People in the US don’t typically eat these foods…but with thyroid problems on the rise, maybe it’s time to start! Along with eating sea vegetables, you can use salts such as Real Salt, a salt which is not bleached like most commercial salt products. You may also want to eat kelp noodles…which may sound gross, but they are actually white noodles similar to pasta. You can substitute them in your favorite recipes and get all the healthful benefits. I made a dish with kelp and chicken and it was delicious! Here are some iodine rich foods:

  • Kelp
  • Kelp noodles
  • Chlorella
  • Real Salt
  • Seaweed
  • Brown algae
  • Red Algae

When I began integrating more iodine rich foods in my diet as well as supplementing with iodine, I felt better. Know what else happened? My hair and skin improved as well. It’s true what you put into your body affects the outside. You could be the healthiest person ever yet thyroid issues may still affect you. Sometimes we can’t control environmental factors influencing our health. If this is the case, you have to take charge of your health and use supplements and good nutrition practices to combat them. Through my research for this article, I also was reminded of another thyroid helper: coconut oil. I am speaking of the organic unrefined variety. Many testimonials as to its thyroid strengthening power exists online. You can cook or bake with it or just take it as a supplement each day (3 tablespoons a day.) Have you been affected with thyroid disease and how have you handled it? Let’s share our experiences. I’d love to hear your story and know what you think of mine.