I am over the moon with these exquisite potions.
Caudalie products are made without the use of harsh chemicals.
Sephora carry their line of products and you can read the reviews online.
They are very popular and come highly recommended by skin care guru's.
I've been test driving these new products and am very happy with the results.
I am particularly excited about the Divine oil.
(you can see the telltale signs of rosacea on my cheeks)
I went to my Yoga class without any foundation just a quick swipe of mascara and some pink lip butter.
Feeding one's face is as much about nutrition and hydration as it is about product.
Janet at The Gardener's Cottage swears by Olive oil and she is an esthetician.
I love her blog, she eats vegan and posts many wonderful recipes as well as her thrifty thoughts on shopping.
I'd love to meet up with her someday.
Here's my power packed Kale Salad.
It is my go to lunch these days.
Full of anti-oxidants and vitamins.
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Humble Bungalow Kale Salad
Wash and spin kale dry in a salad spinner.
Cut out the big inner rib and tear into bite size pieces.
Put into a large salad bowl with sliced peppers, shaved carrots, cucumber cubes, a handful of dried cranberries,
1/3 cup chopped pecans and 1/2 cup goat feta cheese.
Toss with healthy dressing.
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In a blender mix
1/4 cup each sesame seeds, tahini
1/2 cup olive oil
2/3 cup lemon juice and grated rind of 1 lemon
1 cup water
1 large garlic clove
pinch of sea salt
sliver of fresh ginger grated
1/4 cup of honey
Process until smooth store in fridge and dress serving size portions of Kale salad.
Keeps for several weeks in the fridge.
Shake well or stir before serving.
I make this ahead and keep on hand for quick lunches.
(My sister uses this dressing as a marinade for chicken)
Good nutrition, plenty of water, a good night's sleep, exercise, and reduced stress all play a role in health.
Our skin seems to reflect some of our bad habits or negligence.
Think of it as your calling card.
We have all met women who radiate beauty and good health.
Their devotion to exercise and nutrition seem to be the ticket.
This has been very evident with quite a few women I have met at The Hemma Yoga Studio.
Most are well into their 70's and the instructors who radiate calm and peace tell me they are vegan or vegetarians.
I've gone back to Yoga because I had noticed some stiffness in my neck and joints.
Flexibility is something that we lose as we age if we don't keep stretching we lose it.
Walking is great but not enough.
After 75 minutes of Hatha Yoga at the studio I feel so much calmer and surprisingly rested.
On the days that I go to Yoga I sleep much deeper and longer than the days that I don't go.
Better than any medicine, Yoga has far reaching benefits.
You don't need to go to the studio to practise Yoga.
You can cocoon and go through the poses on your Yoga mat in the comfort and privacy of your own home.
I have tried to practise at home but my cats will not leave me alone.
Something is rather fishy... it's my Yoga mat.
I lay my mat out in the hobby room on the shag carpet.
Someone has been trying to catch a fish!
Whoever it was had very sharp claws...
and it happened so fast.
I was in the Warrior pose and obviously not doing a very good job defending my territory.
I suppose I'll need to find another mat at some point.
The gals at the studio are still laughing about my cats trying to catch the fish.
They smirk everytime I unfurl it and I do smile when I catch them looking.
It might just be another connection...so be it.
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"It's been my experience that the longer I do yoga, the more I want to know, the more I am able to understand and the less judgmental I am."
~ Ali MacGraw ~
Let's hope the week ahead will unfold like a beautiful butterfly...
who knows what we might uncover.