22 October 2014

Review - Petunia Skincare Revitalize Eye Serum #petuniaskincare #eyeserum #eyecream





When you reach your 40s, almost everything in your body and system change. Your skin will be one of the telltale factors of aging and being in my early 40s, I can vouch for that. My skin is starting to look a lot like how a 40-something person should look. Although I am using beauty serum to delay the signs of aging, it also helps to care for the skin around my peepers.

The Petunia Skin Care Revitalize Eye Serum is a great beauty product to start with addressing the following:


  • Tired eyes
  • Dark circles
  • Swollen and puffy eye bags
  • Wrinkles and fine lines


And as we age, the skin around our eyes area gets thinner. When the skin is thinner, the capillaries tend to be more visible and giving us dark circles. Aside from that, when we don't sleep early, we get the tired eyes look and puffiness too. This Revitalize Eye Serum is the best bet to help alleviate or prevent those.



What I like:
It does not have any scent.
It is in gel form but it feels so light to the skin.
It has the cold effect when applied around the eye area.
It is not greasy.
It is fast absorbing.
It does not contain paraben, alcohol and oil.
It does not clog pores.
It contains Sea Kelp which has anti-oxidant and anti-inflammatory properties.
It contains Hyaluronic Acid which is great in retaining moisture.
It also contains Vitamin C which helps in rebuilding cells and brightens skin.
It also has Ferulac Acid which is one of the most potent natural anti-oxidants.


What I don't like:
Nothing.

My recommendation:
I recommend this product especially because it also contains Sea Kelp which has natural anti-inflammatory properties. It also has hyaluronic acid which helps the skin retain moisture. I like its effect on the skin around my eyes. Although it's too soon to see the lightening effect as I have used it only recently. I will continue to use it until I see the lightening effect.

Where to buy:
You can purchase this product from Amazon.



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Easy Halloween Costumes Straight From Your Closet

Halloween is one of the most exciting occasions celebrated every year. Although there's no Halloween celebration here in Dubai (like the trick or treat) where people can go crazy with their costumes,  we do fancy seeing people attend Halloween parties in hotels and bars wearing their fun, colorful, wacky and out-of-this-world costumes. It's a far-cry from the people we saw in New York while we spent Halloween there last year but it's not bad. People in Dubai can certainly improvise.

And speaking of improvise, if you are into this Halloween costume parties or would like to celebrate the event without burning a hole in your pocket, then rummage through your closet and see if you can find several items that you can pair with other accessories you may already have.

Here are some easy Halloween costume ideas fresh from the closet!


Men In Black 
You can use plain white dress shirt, suit, black tie or any dark tie, some fancy toy laser gun, thick metallic ballpen, toy watch or really hi-tech watch, dark shades and nice leather shoes or loafers





Revenge of the Nerd
A plain or patterned-print shirt, some pens, an old fashioned eyeglasses with tape, some books as props and a very slick hair will surely make you look like a nerd





Britney Spears in Baby One More Time MTV
This one is an easy ensemble. Check for any loose cardigan, plain dark colored skirt, a white shirt, some ribbons, long socks and black shoes





Gangster/Mafia hitman
Have you seen Godfather? Notice how debonaire the mafias were? Why not copy their outfit using any of these items in your closet: black dress shirt, light tie, double breasted suit, plastic toy gun or machine gun,  cigar, well-polished black shoes, and a cool hat?




Have you created costumes out of your own clothes and accessories before? What did you come up to?















18 October 2014

YouTube's Famous Chefs

Are you an avid cook? Do you check out recipes or video tutorials when you try to cook a meal for the first time? I am not a great cook but I do check out 2 of the famous chefs listed in this infographic when I want to cook up a storm at home.

Here's an infographic to show YouTube's Famous Chefs.


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17 October 2014

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Christening and Baptism: What's the Difference?

People often confuse Christening with Baptism, even using the terms interchangeably even when they are very different. Different denominations use different processes and ceremonies so, if you’re attending one of them, or you want to participate in one, know the difference

Baptism

Baptism is the Christian rite that often uses water to signify one’s “adoption” into the Christian church. It’s a tradition with a rich history, and has often been called a sacrament and ordinance of Jesus Christ

While some people believe that the Catholic Church only recognizes certain forms of baptism, the official church position is that any baptism that uses the words “in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit” constitutes a valid baptism as long as water was used - either through immersion or pouring. 

Baptism is also the only sacrament that can be performed in an emergency. In fact, while it’s expected that a priest or deacon will perform this procedure, anyone can do it as long as the correct words are spoken and the proper matter is used. 

The practice is most commonly practiced by all Christian faiths, but not all faiths practice Christenings.

Christening

A Christening is when a child, usually a baby, is baptized. It’s a practice that’s common used by Roman Catholics, Greek, Russian, and Oriental Orthodoxy, the Armenian Apostolic Church, Assyrian Church, Lutheran Church, Anglican Communion Church, Presbyterians, Methodists, and the Church of the Nazarene. 

One of several christening gowns are usually worn by the baby, and the priest or deacon performing the ceremony will either quickly dunk the child’s head under water or will pour water over the child’s head. 

However, some Christians reject this practice for various reasons. For example, Baptists, Apostolic Christians, Old Time Missionary Baptists, the Amish, the Mennonites, the Seventh-Day Adventists, Jehovah’s Witnesses, and the Mormon Church all reject the practice. 

Some consider christening as a submission to God, while all Christians consider baptism a submission to God. Part of the reason some reject the christening ceremony is because it was introduced in the 14th century as a way to baptize and name a child. It’s from English culture and not necessarily specific to Christianity. 

Baptism, on the other hand, has its roots in pre-Christian times. It was the ritual use of water as a purification agent. Practices vary between churches, but they are all recognized as being valid. 

Another reason some faiths reject the practice is that one cannot submit to God as a baby while this is possible as an adult. Jesus did not practice christening, therefore (it is argued) one should not practice it in their own lives. 

Finally, there is the argument that the Bible does not teach christenings. This is enough for faiths, such as Baptists, as the book is the be all, end all, of the word of God. 

But, for many Christians, they believe that the ceremony itself is what is special, and so they practice what is customary for their church. 


Diane Leclair is a greeting card vendor who likes to help people enjoy life events more. An avid writer, she loves to share her insights on the web. You can read her entertaining posts on a variety of websites and blogs. 





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