WINTER IS ON !!!!!

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Are you suffering from itchy dry skin?
Are you having a nasty dry lips?
Are your hands and feet are dry and rough like the scotch brites? :(
Is your scalp itchy and dry?
Do you have a dry patchy face?

If all of your answer is YES, it’s because it’s WINTER !!! Winter is the coldest time of the year. Freezing temperatures, low humidity, and furnace-blasted dry air can leave our skin dry, flaky and itchy. Yup.. this is no good. To be honest I like winter. The snow, hot chocolate, cozy blanket, cute looking boots, infinity chunky scarves, layering etc. But what I don’t like is when I get this dry skin.. I feel like I’m a giant dandruff with eyes and mouth. :p

Ok Ladies and Gents, we don’t really have to worry about winter ruining our skin if we do something about it. We can’t really avoid winter but we have to change our routines in order to have a younger smoother skin. I have some secrets that I do when winter comes.

To be honest, I like semi hot showers not even joking.. it’s so cold outside that I will never want to have cold showers but of course after my semi hot shower, I will shower with warm water and then with a little bit of cool water just to seal my skin. And then I pat dry and moisturize while my skin is still damp. Purchase a best body moisturizer, you don’t have to buy the expensive one but buy a moisturizer that is fragrance free and natural if you can. I’m using Kirkland body lotion made with 100% pure PLANT EXTRACTS.

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OK now let’s talk about our lips. I like it when my lips are soft and naturally red. I bet you like that too. All you have to do is take care of it. How? Use a lip balm or even a coconut oil. And if you feel like it is still dry then it’s time to use a scrub. Again, you don’t have to spend so much money. Just use brown sugar and use a toothbrush and start scrubbing your lips gently.

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I don’t know about you but everytime its winter my hands turn into a scotch brite. LOL!!! I tried different expensive product but its just a big fail. I just wasted my money. And I discovered a product that it’s not only good for baby skin but good for very dry hands and feet. I’m talking about VASELINE !!! It works like magic. No lie. And it’s very cheap. You can buy it for $4 and it last long, probably for 3 or 4 months. It depends how much you use it. I use it every day, for my hands and feet. It is sticky but get use to it, your hands and feet will thank you later.

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When I came here in Canada 8 years ago, I have this dry and very itchy scalp in winter. I bought different shampoos for itchy and dry scalp and it did not help me at all.. The ingredients are so strong that it makes my scalp red and more itchy. I was devastated. So I thought using natural products. And I used BAKING SODA. This is one of my favourite thing in this world. You can do anything with this thing. So you use baking soda as your shampoo and use a regular conditioner after. Just to let you know, shampoo doesn’t need to lather. a good shampoo doesn’t lather. Shampoo that lathers has so many chemicals that can ruin your hair and skin. There are different ingredients that you can’t pronounce or no idea what it is. So be careful about the products out there.

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Sunscreen. Sunscreen. This is the product that I use in summer and winter. Just because the sun isn’t shining, doesn’t mean you’re not getting harmful UV radiation. Remember when it comes to your skin everyday is a sun day, so apply sunscreen daily.

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Ok so I guess I shared my winter routine secrets and no longer a secret. If you have any routine let me know, I would be happy to know.

Fin.

JUICING

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JUICING !!!!! Oh yea… I am talking about the healthy stuff.. When I was about 19 years old, I stop eating healthy. Not eating properly and If I do eat I am not eating the right food so obviously I am not getting the good nutrients. It’s not because I don’t want to eat the good and healthy stuff but because I either can’t afford them nor I just can’t have them. But of course while growing up and getting old I started to realize that I have to change my eating habits in order to live healthy. Ok… so now that I am 33 I still get those tummy aches and I know for a fact that it’s kind of ulcer. yepppp.. NOT GOOD ! So I realized that I need to do something for myself.. something good.. JUICING!!! I’m not saying I have to stop eating a meal … Steak with potatoes, Fish fillet with salad.. yummm.. I’m still going to have some meal but at the same time I am going to do some juicing baby !!!! ;)

I have some good recipes for a fresh Juice with good benefits.

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BENEFITS:
*help to stay away from breast cancer, lung cancer, prostate cancer, stomach cancer and colon cancer.
*great bowel cleanser
*cure for obesity
*acute ulcers can also be treated with this delicious cabbage juice ;)
*restoring its natural glow of your skin.. hmm.. I definitely need this.
*hair loss

My advice: If you are driking this delicious juice make it sure you’re staying home. This juice is so powerful. You don’t need to drink a full glass of juice. 4oz will be enough in your gut.

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If you are like me bloating a lot then you might want to try this. If you are thinking that kale makes the juice bitter trust me it’s not bitter at all. It’s sweet and fresh. Especially if you are going to add cucumber, lemon juice, celery stalk and granny smith apple. ahhhh… I love all the ingredients..

FACT:
100 grams of kale provides you with two times as much Vit. C as you need for the day. Oranges are one fruit that is regarded as being high in Vit. C, and 100 grams of orange gives you only 88% of your Vit. C needs for the day. Perhaps that’s why kale gets so much attention, it’s virtually blowing other foods out of the water in regards to its vitamin levels. hmmm…. now I’m thinking.. screw you oranges !! hehe..

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‘m not talking about headache here.. I’m talking about MIGRAINE. People often describe migraine pain as pulsing or throbbing in one area of the head. And did you know that women are more likely than men to suffer migraines? hmm,,, Is it because us women think a lot more than men? hahaha… yea we overthink a lot ladies. Sometimes we just need to relax and take a deep breath, smile and wear your red lipstick. Back to the juicing stuff, this juice is good for migraine. Wow!! kale again right? I told you Kale is AMAZING !!!

There’s so much more good juice recipes out there. Try them if you can. It will benefit you for sure..

Ok L & G.. DRINK UP THE GOOD JUICE !!!
:)

DIY key holder

Beautiful, Beautiful, Beautiful people !!! I was off today and I’m so happy that I have time to blog and share my DIY key holder… it’s easy to make it.. no sweat ! LETS GET STARTED !!!!

materials:

spray paint ( any color you prefer )
cork board
shapes ( I chose a leaf shape )

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I put the tape under the leaf before spraying with the spray paint.

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leave it for 1 day to dry thoroughly….

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second coat.. and leave it again for another day to dry…

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when it dries,  remove the leaf slowly and carefully.. I removed the first leaf too fast, I accidentally ripped the cork board :(  … learn from my mistakes… LOL !

FINISH PRODUCT !!!!

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hope you like it !!!! ♥ :)

DIY cute frame quote

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do it yourself time !!!!! its easy and fun to make it….

All you need is:
• canvas ( any size you want )
• black jumbo marker
• small paint brushes
• paints ( choose your own color ) :)

choose your favourite quote. write it on the canvas. let it dry for 2 mins. and paint it with your favourite color. and.. walahhhhh …..

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okay beautiful people…. have fun making it and be IN LOVE.. :)

introducing myself

I am not a good writer or lets just say  just don’t know how to blog. I can probably say that this is my 1 million attempt to be a blogger. Yes, I tried to be a blogger so many times and I end up blogging nothing. There’s a lot of things to talk about but I just don’t know how to  blog it and squeeze my busy schedule so I can blog something. But I guess its all about me making the time for myself once in a while and blog something that I love. To start, my name is Jackie. I am a busy Starbucks partner and working part time as a cashier at Shoppers drugmart. And guess what, I am happy on what I am doing. It’s a privileged to work into a big corporation like this. :)

In my personal life, I have a loving boyfriend and I am grateful to have him in my life. He’s the most loveable,  nicest,  thoughtful, honest, gentleman and funniest person I’ve ever met. and  I know that WE ARE BELONG TOGETHER !!!! ♥♥♥

Hopefully there’s someone out there who are interested to read my blogs in the future and whoever you are.. ADVANCE THANK YOU !!!! :)

★  God Bless!  ★