Thursday, February 22, 2007

Menu of Facials Unmasked (Part 1)


"It's very helpful if the pores are clogged, because it enables you t clean out the debris without using excessive [ressure, which can cause inflammtion and scabbing" says Amy B. Lewis, a New York City dermatologist. Steaming should always be done to a clean face and is suitable for all skin types.

When one steams the face regularly, at least once a week, glowing skin is the result.

Equipment: Electric facial spa or a large bowl w/towel. Timer.

Time:20 minutes


1. Follow the manufacturer's direction for operating your facial spa. If you do not have an electric steamer. Heat three to four cups of water and put it in a large bowl. Caution: Do not boil the water. Serious burns may occur.

2. Set your timer. Lean over your equipment.

If you are using an electronic model, you can skip to step three. While you lean over your bowl, take a towel and hang it over the back of your head. Extend it over the bowl. Tuck it the corners to trap in the steam.

3. Once the steam is complete, blot dry the moisture away.

4. Take your favorite facial cleanser and cleanse your face.

5. Follow with your moisturizer.

Monday, November 20, 2006

Jewelry Personality

Every girl and woman loves Jewelry, right? While one woman loves jaw-dropping diamonds, another one adores an endeavor dazzing gold watch or the other one likes to play it cool with just a pair of pearl earings.

Some women may even feel naked without jewelry. Everyone is obsessed with at least one piece of jewelry once in a life-time.

Normally, I'm not a Elizabeth Taylor kind of jewel-lover. However, I can't go out without anything on my ears. I "Loves" earings.

Well, it's not the point of this post. Bear with me for going a bit off the topic. I just happen to do that sometimes.

So Ready to find out what's your Jewelry Personality?

Exhibitionist: You are fearless in purchasing jewelry. Mostly it's all about jaw-dropping jewels. You are constantly on the hunt for special pieces that no one else will have. You travels the world to discover extremely rare finds, thrives on showstopping peices, and cannot bear the thought of wearing anything anyone else has.

Traditionalist: You regards fashion-forward jewelry. You likes the big stones in classic settings. Your engagement ring should be a large emerald-cut diamond. You prefers to live and die by your 4 C's diamond and loves family heirlooms. You hates anything remotely trendy. Basically, the bigger the better.

Minimalist: You are almost always bare. You are content with your favorite watch. You keeps jewelry maintenance to a minimum. Relies on tried-and true favorites. You may prefer a day at the spa if you are offered to choose a jewal gift or spa gift.

Adventurist: You tend to tinker with jewelry and create things themsleves. You loves odd combination with creative type. Your collection is full with fake-and real stone neckalaces with equal fervor.

Some of you may be an exhibitionist trapped inside a minimalist's bank account. You can't be bothered to change your jewelry with every outfit and you don't have the cash to buy the pieces that you dream of.

I think I may be an adventurist trapped inside exhibitionist. I loves rare pieces with un-expensive prices and I'm more into bead necklace instead of into big stone. But I'm not gonna content with a wedding band. I want at least shiny diamond and the bigger one is more preferable in this case.

So whcih jewelry personality are you?

Wednesday, November 15, 2006

"HUG" Shirt

The "Hug" shirt!
Wondering what that is? ;-)
It's a high-tech garment that stimulates the experinece of being embraced by a loved one. When a friend sends you a virtual hug, your cell phone notifies the shirt wirelessly, via Bluetooth. The shirt re-creates that person's distinctive cuddle, replicating his or her warmth, pressure, duration and even heartbeat. And it's fully wahsable.
Inventor: CuteCircuit
Again, not for sale yet!
To learn more,

Hopistal Helper: Ri-Man

Robot as a nurse! What would you say?
With sensors that enable it to see, smell and hear its environment, Robot Ri-Man also has some 320 pressure points on its arms and chest that allow it to sense the exact position of whatever it's holding. Ri-Man can lift 80 lbs.
Researchers hope to strengthen the motors in Ri-Man's arms without increasing their size, so they will resemble those of a man, not a monster.
Inventor: bio-mimetric controlResearch Center at the Institute of Physical and Chemical Research.
Sorry, folks! Ri-Man is not for sale.
To learn more, check out www.

Saturday, October 28, 2006

Away for a while

Hi My dear blogger friends and readers,

I just want you to know that I'll be away for a while. So I won't be able to post anything for about a week. As soon as I get back, I'll post something useful to you. I promise! At the meanwhile, please feel free to drop a line. I really appreciate your visits and loves.

I'll be missing you, guys.

Have a good one!

*Air Kissesssssssssssssss............Catch it quick!*

The BodyTalk

Friday, October 27, 2006

Body Facts

  • 50,000 of the cells in your body will die and be replaced with new cells, all while you have been reading this sentence!
  • In 1 square inch of skin there lies 4 yards of nerve fibers, 1300 nerve cells, 100 sweat glands, 3 million cells, and 3 yards of blood vessels.
  • The structural plan of a whale's, a dog's, a bird's and a man's 'arm' are exactly the same.
  • Most people blink about 25 times a minute.
  • Each square inch of human skin consists of 20 feet of blood vessels.
  • Nerve impulses to and from the brain travel as fast as 170 miles per hour.
  • You use an average of 43 muscles for a frown.
  • You use an average of 17 muscles for a smile.
  • Every two thousand frowns create one wrinkle.
  • You burn 26 calories in a one minute kiss.
  • A sneeze zooms out of your mouth at over 100 m.p.h.
  • If you were freeze-dried, 10% of your body weight would be from the microorganisms on your body.
  • Your ears and nose continue to grow throughout your entire life.
  • When you eat meat and drink milk in the same meal, your body does not absorb any of the milk's calcium. It is best to have 2 hours between the milk and meat intake.
  • Only humans and horses have hymens.
  • The tooth is the only part of the human body that can't repair itself.

Thursday, October 26, 2006

Heal Yaself at home

Paper Cut

Remedy: Swipe lip balm.
Why it works: It deprive the exposed nerve endings of air, which helps stop the bleeding and instantly relieves the sharp pain of these tiny cuts.

Dull, splintered nails

Remedy: Rub a dab of cod liver oil or castor oil onto cuticles and nails.
Why it works: Both oils soften cuticles and make nails shiny, plus the massage helps them grow.

Foot odor

Remedy: Dissolve two Alka-Seltzer tablets in a quart of warm water and soak feet for 15 minutes twice a week.
Why it works: The baking soda in Alda-Seltzer increase the acid level on your feet, which inhibits the growth of odor-causing bacteria. If you're allergic to aspirin (a key ingredient in Alka-Seltzer), try sprinkling baking soda into your shoes to absorb any odors.

Wednesday, October 25, 2006

Body Language

Understand your man: If you're talking about something serious with your man and he suddenly looks away or seems preoccupied, don't worry. He's probably not ignoring you. The gesture may indicate that he's paying attenttion but disagree with what you're saying and is concealing his opinion.

Connect with the kids: Wondering your teenager threw a wild house party while you were out of town? Ask him and watch if he brings his hand to his face or mouth, chances are there were two dozen kids hanging from the chandelier. A younger child will probably cover his entire mouth with his hand while formulating a fib.

Relate to a boss: She'll be more receptive to talking about that raise when she's in an open position--leaning forward in her chair, one foot slightly in front of the other, head up. Beware the "figure four leg clamp" (sitting with the ankle of one resting on the knee of the other, with both hands clenching the shin). This reveals an antagonistic attitude, and she may not be interested in hearing opinions that don't mirror her own.

Understand a woman: At the end of the date, you say "I'll call you a few days later" and she says "Tha't would be great" by raising her left hand in front of her face, then fluttering her fingers in what looks like a sexy little au revoir wave as she slowly backs away. What's her body language saying to you? You didn't notice that by backing away from you, by using her hand as a subtle barrier to keep you at bay, and by fanning the air with her "goodbye" message, her body contradicted every word her lips formed.

If her palms are open, it shows sincerity and receptivity - she isn't hiding anything from you.

Read your own Body language: Arms Folded / Legs Crossed. This can be seen as defensive or an end to the conversation. So have arms hang freely or hold a glass of water, a business card or note taking instruments while communicating with others. Be open with open arms. Note: If you need to cross legs, cross at your ankles and not your knees. Sitting tightly folded up says that you are closed to communications.

Monday, October 23, 2006

Body Fax

Modern communication from your Body. How cool is that?

Credit: Jerry King

Sunday, October 22, 2006

Cranberry Creams (Dessert)

Let's make some delicious desserts for family, friends and loving ones. It's easy, fun and really Yum Yum! Besides, cranberry is good for your bladder.

Serves : 8
Active: 10 minutes
Total: At least 4 hr

1 pt Vanilla Ice Cream (Use Haagen-Dazs if it's possilbe)

1 pkg (3 oz) Cranberry-flavor gelatin

1 can (8 oz) jellied cranberry sauce

Half cup boiling water


  1. Have eight 1/2 cup molds ready. Remove ice cream from freezer to room temperature to soften.
  2. Put gelatin in a medium bowl. Stir in boiling water with a whisk until dissolved. Whisk in cranberry sauce until well blended. Stir in vanilla ice cream until no white streaks remain. Ladle into molds. Refrigerate at least 4 hours or until firm.
  3. To unmold: Dip molds in warm (not hot) water. Invert onto serving plates and holding both mold and plate, shake down sharply to release mold. Repeat, if necessary. Garnish, if desired, with cranberries coated in sugar and mint sprigs.

Saturday, October 21, 2006

The Best Eyebrow shape for your face

Eyebrow Shapes

Round: A round face looks best with high arched eyebrows where the peak is toward the end of the brow and the tail is short.

Oval: Lucky you - An oval face looks great with any eyebrow shape.

Square: Square faces have strong jaw lines that can be balanced with strong, angled eyebrows, where the peak is close to being directly above the square of the jaw.

Heart: To emphasize this pretty face structure, the eyebrows should have a rounded shape.

Long: A long face looks best with a flat brow to avoid further elongation.

Diamond (triangle): Diamond faces are quite angular and look great with a more rounded or peaked eyebrow to narrow the width.

For visual aid, check out the previous post, Face shapes, which should help you to figure out your face shape and eyebrow shape.


Hair color:Ashy, cool tones, brown or blonde
Brow color:Ashy, cool tones, light-to-medium brown

Hair color:Red or with reddish highlights
Brow color:Auburn or brownish-red

Hair color:Platinum Blonde
Brow color:Taupe, light brown, medium brown

Hair color:Golden or Dark Blonde
Brow color:Medium brown or golden brown

Hair color:Brunettes
Brow color:Dark brown

Hair color:Black
Brow color:Dark brown or charcoal black

Hair color:Grey or White
Brow color: Medium brown or slate grey

Friday, October 20, 2006

Face Shapes (Dedication to Princess Shin)

Oval Face

Oval is a perfectly balanced face; the top half balances the bottom half.

1. forehead is wider than the chin
2. prominent cheekbones
3. face gracefully tapers to a narrow oval chin

Round Face

Your cheeks, chin and forehead practically form a circle. Your cheeks tend to be plump and full, obscuring the cheekbones.

1. face is almost as wide as it is long
2. face is widest at the cheeks

Long Face

This shape will have either a long forehead or a long chin; distinct drawn and rather raw-boned features are visible giving a tired look. Cheekbones lack lift because of the length of the face.

1. forehead, cheekbones and jawline are all about the same width
2. can tend to have a prominent chin
3. has an elongated appearance

Square Face

This shape is easily identified by its square jaw line and solid bone structure. The cheekbones are flat and unnoticeable, while the forehead tends to be wide and angled with plum cheeks.

1. forehead, cheekbones and jawline all about the same width
2. squared jawline is the most obvious feature

Heart Face

Being narrow at the bottom and broad at the top marks this face. Your chin will be pointed and prominent. Cheekbones may be high, but often are not so obvious because of the width of the face.

1. similar to oval but the chin tapers to a point

Diamond (Triangle) Face

It is not as common as the other face shapes.

1. typically the face is highly angular
2. the forehead is somewhat short
3. the face is widest at the temples

To find out your basic face shape, start by pulling your hair back from your face, and with no makeup on, look closely in the mirror and examine your bone structures and distinct features on your face.

I received some emails from some bloggers about my previous post (Hairbangs). Most of them have concern about how to find out what face shape they belong to. So I decided for this post and I hope it helps you to figure out your face shape. Good luck, Y'll.

This post is dedicated to my blogger friend Princess Shin because I haven't been able to post the message that she tagged me on her blog.

For all the face shapes, I include something particular for the faces in the drawings.Let's say it is something that help you to have better overall facial apperance. Would you mind if I play a liitle bit game with you?

Can you tell me what a little difference is on all different faces except, of course, face shapes? If one of you can give me the right answer, the winner can tell me about what he/she wants to know something relating to the human body and I'll do the research for you and the post will be dedicated to you. How about that? Sound good?

If the correct answer is given by more than one, I'll pick the first person who gives the correct answer. So have fun and enjoy it!

Monday, October 16, 2006

HairTalk-- Hair Bangs

Three major good things about hair bangs:
1. To minimize large forehead
2. To help control annoying cowlicks or disguise forhead lines
3. To work in harmony with wide range of hair accessories from headbands to clips.

Face shapes and Bangs

Oval face shapes - the oval face shape is considered to be a face shape that can wear any type of hair-style . This includes bangs which can be worn in just about any style.
Round face shapes - the most flattering bang styles is long softly layered or feathered bangs that gently hug the cheeks areas to minimize round cheeks. Great bands can instantly chisel into the cheekbones and help them pop.
Long face shapes - blunt brow hugging bangs that softly drape over the forehead will help to give the impression of a more oval-shaped face.
Square face shapes - consider side-swept bangs that gently curve or taper inwards towards the jaw to soften pronounced square facial lines. When well cut, side swept bangs can also help soften all the angles of the face.
Heart face shapes - depending on the ultimate goal, bangs can be selected to either minimize the general wideness of the heart shaped face or help to balance the generally prominent chin. A side swept feathered or texturized bang style might be the best selection.
Triangular face shapes - wider bangs that are feathered, wispy or texturized can help to balance the face and create more of an oval shape.A slight wispy fringe will cover and conceal a wide forehead. It will also bring it into a better proportion with a wide chin. Avoid the flat, pageboy fringes. These can level out fullness and height.

Saturday, October 14, 2006

Clever Face vs. its Clue

Enjoy the faces!
  1. :-[ Vampire
  2. :-Q Smoker
  3. O:-) Angel
  4. Q:-) Graduate
  5. ~:o Baby
  6. C=:-) Chef
  7. d:-) Baseball player
  8. :-{) Mustached
  9. 5:-) Elvis Presley
  10. :-.) Cindy Crawford
  11. *<:O Clown
  12. :-B Bucktoothed
  13. =):-) Uncle Sam
  14. <:-( Dunce
If anyone has more clever faces and doesn't mind to share with us, please please drop a line in the comment box. And also which face you like the most? I would love to hear from all of you. Thanks.
For those of you who left comments that my blog got a side bar problem, I really appreciate your concern. The problem is I couldn't see what happed to my side bar because it looked fine on my computer. However, I updated the side bar and hope it looks fine, now. If you still see anything wrong, please just let me know. Thanks.

Monday, October 09, 2006

Some tips for hair

Wash: Only every other day (unless it's very oily) to keep it healthier and your color fresher and longer.

Before conditioning: Us a dry washcloth to squeee all the water out of your hair so that it will absorb the conditioner better.

Apply conditioner: From the ends to the roots.

For Quick, Frizz-free curls: Mix a moisturizing gel with a little bit of pomade for extra hold. Scrunch hair and let air-dry or dry with diffuser.

To safeguard color: Don't wash your hair too often or heat style it every day. Heat oxidizes color, so a straightener, blow dryer or curling iron will fade color faster.

To bann Frizz: Use a light serum after styling.

For Fall: try a below-the-shoulders, softly layered style with a blunt-cut bottom.

Saturday, October 07, 2006

What makes us Different?

Don't you think they are looking alikely CUTE?

What makes us Different? by Michael D. Lemonick and Andrea Dorfman in TIME says, "Chimpamzees share roughly 98% to 99% identical to humans at the genetic level. When it comes to DNA, a human is closer to a chimp than a mouse to a rat"(46-47).

The Puzzling Origins of AIDS by Jim Moore in American Scientist, Vol 92 says, "Most recent work has shown that the closest relative of the primary human immunodeficiency virus (HIV-1) is another simian immunodeficiency virus, one carried by chimpanzees (SIVcpz)." SIVcpz cross over into humans and become pathogenic. Surprisingly, SIV is harmless to its hosts (chimpanzees) when HIV causes AIDS in human.

I read Jim Moore's article about AIDS origins a while ago and just finished reading about "what make us different?".
My "un-expert non-scientist" mind happen to assume that maybe we can find the answers for AIDS in those differences of 1- 2% genes and find the cure for AIDS. Do you guys think it might be possible?

Friday, October 06, 2006

Period Problems You Shouldn't Ignore

To my dear fellow ladies,

Has your menstrual cycle gone a bit wacky?

Painful periods
What it might mean: Unusually heavy cramps or lower back pain are one of the few symptoms of endometriosis.

Irregular bleeding
What it might mean: Talk with your doctor about the possibility of endometrial polyps or pelvic infection.

What it might mean: If your clothes are suddenly tight through the abdomen--the key word is "suddenly"--it could signal ovarian cancer.

Heavy periods
What it might mean: You may associate extra-heavy periods with perimenopause, but they could also signals endometrial cancer or fibroids.

Wednesday, October 04, 2006

Exercise: Butt Boot Camp

Unload the junk in your trunk and whip your posterior into short-sportin's shape with these easy moves from personal trainer Mark Anthony. Do two sets of 12 to 15 reps each.

This was published in Cosmopolitan June 2006 by Victoria Lucia. Why am I posting it three months later after publishing? The reason is I've tried it and it works. I'm not doing blah blah here. Everything I post on this blog comes with my pure intention of sharing and the benefits of my experience and effort.

Two-point alternate lunges

Stand with your feet slightly apart with arms straight out, palms down as shown in figure (a).
Bring your right leg 12 to 18 inches behind you as you lower into a squat. Don't let your knee hit the floor as shown in figure (b). Squeeze your butt as you push back up. Switch sides.
Max the move: Pulse (move slightly up and down) the outstretched leg.

Butt lift

Lie on your stomach with your arms folded in front of you, chin resting on top of your hands. Bend your knees and cross your ankles behind you as shown in figure (a).

Squeeze your butt tightly as you lift your legs slightly off the ground as shown in figurre (b).
Hold for one second , then slowly return legs to the floor.

Max the move: On the last rep of each set, suspend your legs as long as you can.

Stability Ball Squat

Stand with the ball between your midback and a wall as shown in figure (a).

Squeeze your butt the whole time, and keep your back straight, allowing the ball to roll dow n your spine. Keep hips facing squarely forward as shown in figure (b). Return to start.

Max the move: Don't rest between reps--keep up the pace.

Note: This can be done without the ball.

This is not only one day outcome. It needs consistent and effort. Results may vary by depending on your constantness and attempt. Plus "No pain, no gain."Good luck, Y'all.

Tuesday, October 03, 2006

10 Reasons We'll Always Love Black

  1. It's slimming.
  2. It goes with everything (except orange).
  3. It doesn't show stains.
  4. It's chic.
  5. It makes it easy to get out the door in the morning.
  6. It's classic.
  7. It's urban.
  8. It's sophisticated even when it's cheap.
  9. It's easy to dress up.
  10. Did we mention it's slimming?

What do you think of Drew Beerymore in this picture? Doesn't she more look like a grown-up woman now?

Monday, October 02, 2006

Skin care for Acne Mark

Neutrogena Acne Mark Fading Peel.

My skin is oily and I often experience adult acne with scars left on my face. I started using this product 3 months ago and it has improved the overall appearance of my skin drastically. It got rid of my little inflamed whiteheads. I started off using this once a week and now, I use it every three days. It does shorten the life of the pimples I do get. It hasn't given me dry, irritated skin like other products. I get less breakouts and I highly recommend. However, there is one thing to remember. Skin care is not one day result. It means you need to use it consistently by following the right way for a while if you want to see the improvement of your skin.

Even though you don't need it, tell someone who may need it. I'm not advertising. I'm just sharing a quality product with you guys.

Instruction: Apply a thin layer over clean face avoiding eye area and leave on for 5-10 minutes. Rinse clean with water to reveal clearer, smoother skin. Use two-three times a week.

Drawbacks: The smell is not very good & some redness may appear after using.

How it works: While using, you might feel a slight tingling sensation, which indicates the product is working.

Price: US $ 12-15.

Where to find: Target & Drug stores including Rite Aid, CVS & Walgreens. Plus online

More reviews: Check out at Smart skin care customer review & drugstore skin care customer's product review.

Saturday, September 30, 2006

Love coffee? It loves you back.

For a long time, caffeine has had a bad rap. Recent studies show that it may actually have some powerful health benefits. Just stick to two or three cups of coffee a day--that's been shown to be a safe intake.

Gallstones: Researchers at the Harvard School of Public Health speculate that caffeine causes the gallbladder to contract, reducing the chance for gallstones to build up. A study of men between the ages of 40 and 75 found that coffee drinkers have fewer gallstones than those who don't drink it.

Parkinson's disease: Harvard researchers discovered that women who drank one to three cups of coffee a day cut their risk of developing Parkinson's disease in half. Drinking more than three cups, however, seems to reduce the positive effect.

Breast cancer: A Toronto study found that women who carry the BRCA I gene that puts them at risk for developing breast cancer can actually decrease that risk by drinking coffee. The study showed that those who drank six or more cups reduced their risk even more than those who drank between one and three cups.

Type 2 diabetes: A recent study from the University of Minnesota in Minneapolis showed that women who drank more than six cups of coffee a day were 22 % less likely to develop type 2 diabetes--but those who preferred decaf reduced their risk even more, by 33 %. Therefore, the researchers speculate that the anitoxidants in coffee, not the caffeine, may provide the benefit.

So it's OK if you need a cup or two to get you going. Just avoid the sugar and cream which greatly increase the calories in your cup.

Friday, September 29, 2006


Hiccups: Spasms of both the vocal cords and diaphragm, causing periodic, audible, short, inhaled coughs.

Causes: Irritation of the diaphragm, indigestion, or your habit of drinking and eating so fast.

Self-Care Treatment: Breathing into a paper bag (inhaling carbon dioxide) or dissloving a teaspoon of dry sugar at the back of your tongue may stop them.

Personally, breathing into a paper bag works for me. Whenever I can't help getting hiccups, I breath into a paper bag for 10-15 times. It works!

Thursday, September 28, 2006

Shiny-licious lip-gloss

Only for my ladies.

Maybelline shiny-licious lip gloss. They are the best and my favorite lip-gloss all time. Reasons?
  • Non-sticky
  • Light weight
  • Colorful
  • Long-lasting
  • Good taste & nice flavour
  • Cost only $ 6

Well, what more can you ask from lip-gloss? My favorite colors are Pink Sorbet (#87), Chocolate Cherry (# 85) & Caramella (#70). Did I mention that these guys are the Glamour's beauty award winner of drug-store for 2005 & 2006?

Wednesday, September 27, 2006

Kate Bosworth's physical changes

The left picture was taken at the LA premiere of Lions Gate's "Wonderland"- 9/24/2003 and the right picture was taken at Marc Jacobs Fashion Week- 9/11/2006. Look at her legs! It looks freakingly frightening. Her knee bones are sticking out. Her chest bones are visible. If we had a more close-up look, we could even see her hip bones protruding. All time sexy girl turns into a total sickness.

If you want to see more skeleton starlets, click on the picture. It will take you to People magazine.

If you have extra time, I strongly recommend you to read this Belinda Luscombe's essy, The Real Skinny, appeared in Time magazine October 2, 2006 issue. It's worth to give a thought.

Sunday, September 24, 2006

Raspberry ricotta fool

Enjoy the fresh fruit dessert with family or friends in every occasion.

Serves: 6
Total: 20 min

1 Cup ricotta cheese
3 Tbsp sugar
2 tsp freshly grated orange peel
1/2 tsp vanilla extract
1 cup heavy (whipping) cream
Two 1/2 pt raspberries
1/4 cup fresh orange juice
Garnish: toasted sliced almonds

  1. Have ready 6 dessert glasses.
  2. Process first 4 ingredients in blender or food processor until smooth. Beat cream until stiff. Fold in ricotta mixture.
  3. Gently toss raspberries with orange juice to moisten.
  4. Spoon about half the ricotta cream into a large sturdy ziptop bag (refilling when necessary). Cut a 1-in. opening off 1 corner of bag.
  5. Put 3 or 4 raspberries in bottom of each dessert glass. Pipe on about 1/2 the ricotta cream. Top with remaining berries, then remaining ricotta cream. Garnish with almonds.

Per serving: 259 cal, 6 g protein, 15 g carbohydrate, 2 g fat, 20 g fat (13 g sat fat), 75 mg cholestrol, 50 mg sodium.

Saturday, September 23, 2006

Best & Worst Drinks

Can you resist to drinks at the party, especially when your boss's offering you something to drink? Drinking with knowing how much calories you are consuming is better than the blindfold drinking, I guess. Agree?
You may have a problem to see the words in the picture. Please click on the picture for the bigger one. I just hope it can help for your visual.

Here is 3 clues for knowing your drink is high-calorie.
  1. You're seeing double: Some drinks are twice the size they used to be. A 16-ounce margarita, for example, packs about 680 calories-as much as three beef tacos with the works!
  2. It has a lot of liquer: Yes, it tastes good, but it's about 30 percent sugar.
  3. The main ingredient is sour mix: It has a whopping 27 calories an ounce without the liquor.

Friday, September 22, 2006

Simple remedy for Puffy eyes

Puffy Eyes

Remedy : Apply cotton balls dipped in ice-cold whole milk or cream for five to 10 minutes.
Why it works: The high fat content of this liquids provides a moisturizing treatment for the delicate skin around the eyes and reduces puffiness, says Stephanie Toules, author of Naturally Healthy Skin.

Risk factors for your Breast cancer

Everyone knows breast cancer is one of the deadly causes among women. The disease is not only primarily occurs in women but also occasionlly in men. But not many people know about the risk factors. So I decided to start my blog with it.

You may be more likely to develp breast cancer if you have any of these risk factors:
  • Family history of the disease (meaning a mother, grandmother or sister had breast cancer before menopause)
  • Menstrual period starting by age 11
  • Older than 30 at time of first child's birth
  • Consuming more than one alcoholic beverage a day
  • Overweight by more than 20 pounds
  • Age is the most importan risk factor of all, says Charles E. Geyer Jr., M.D. As you age, be sure to continue with regular screenings.

For more information about risk factors of breast cancer, Click right here.

For information about breast cancer in Men, Click here.