SPRING CLEANSE your body, Ladies and Gentlemen… If you really want to cleanse then DRINK, DRINK, DRINK. Here are 8 home made vitamin water recipes to help you keep the water flowing!
As a rule, you should try to avoid as much as possible industrial food and beverages
1) The Classical : Lemon/Cucumber:
Mix in a pitcher: 10 cups of water + 1 cucumber and a lemon, thinly sliced + 1/4 cup fresh finely chopped basil leaf + 1/3 of finely chopped fresh mint leaves. Leave in the refrigerator overnight before serving.
2) The Granite : Strawberry/Lime or Raspberry/Lime
Mix in a pitcher : 10 cups of water + 6 strawberries / 0r Raspberries and one thinly sliced lime + 12 finely chopped fresh mint leaves. Leave in the refrigerator overnight before serving.
3) The Digestive : Fennel/citrus
First : infuse 1 to 3 grams of dried and crushed fennel in 150 ml of boiling water for 5-10 minutes. Allow to cool.
Mix in a pitcher: 10 cups of water + lemon juice (put the leftover lemon in the mix) + a small thinly sliced orange + 12 fresh chopped mint leaves + the infusion of fennel seeds. Leave in refrigerator overnight before serving.
4) The Antiox : Blackberry/Sage
Note that a part from the berries, sage leafs is the herb that has the highest antioxidant content.
Mix in a pitcher : 10 cups of water + 1 cup of blackberries that have been very slightly crushed + 3-4 sage leaves. Leave in refrigerator overnight before serving.
5) Watermelon : Watermelon/Rosemary
Mix in a pitcher : 10 cups of water + 1 cup of watermelon cut into cubes + 2 rosemary stems. Leave in refrigerator overnight before serving.
6) The Exotic : Pineapple/Mint
Mix in a pitcher : 10 cups of water + 1 cup of pineapple cut into cubes + 12 fresh mint leaves finely chopped. Leave in the refrigerator overnight before serving.
7) The Traditional : Apple/Cinnamon
Mix in a pitcher : 10 cups of water + 1 cup of apple cut into cubes + 2 cinnamon sticks + 2 teaspoon of ground cinnamon. Leave in the refrigerator overnight before serving.
8.) The Zingibir : Ginger/Tea
In advance: heat 1 teaspoon of ginger in two cups of tea, let it cool down.
Mix in a pitcher: 10 cups of water with two cups of the ginger tea + 4-5 pieces of fresh ginger cut into cubes. Leave in the refrigerator overnight before serving.
Tarte, it is 99% natural and you can find it in any ULTA and/or Sephora.
A great drugstore foundation for women of color in my opinion would be the Covergirl Queen collection, 3-n-1 flawless foundation. I use it myself, I LOVE IT! I have a review on it on the blog that you can check out for details for further information.
Well, I would suggest for anybody to find a GREAT drugstore foundation that you can wear everyday and then a professional brand to use on your nights when you go out or want something that is going to last you all day.
My personal opinion is that if whatever you put on your face is not natural regarding foundation its not good for the skin, especially if used everyday. you want to give you face time to breathe. If you do need to wear a foundation everyday then I would try a foundation that is hydrating.
Hope this helped!
I do not use Ben Nye Banana Powder, but I have tried it. It is a great product to use to set any liquid foundation. The hype around it is the warmth of the color especially for women of color. & like I said it’s great for setting. There are many other powders that i believe to be better like any compact HD powder for instance, smashbox or cargo…Any HD foundation or powder are good if you’re the type to take a lot of pictures because it doesn’t give you that shine in the picture. Hope this helps!