Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Beautiful Skin

Carrots contain a very high amount of Vitamin A and help your skin fight signs of premature aging. The A that is in carrots is very similar to what is in topical Retin A, which you can find in many perscription or over the counter creams, but the A in carrots is far more effective because the vitamin is organically based and comes from the inside out. Junk In, Junk out. Good in, Good out, I guess Bugs bunny had it right!
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Friday, August 21, 2009

Angelic Beauty

Archangel Uriel is one of the four major Archangels along with Michael, Raphael and Gabriel.

Archangel Uriel's name means "The Light of God" and he is the Archangel of the earth. Amongst many other issues, when Uriel is called upon he can help you make clear informed decisions with a spiritual understanding.
Call him if you are confused about anything . Then listen.........
Along with all the Archangels, he is always there for you.

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Beautiful Spirit

-When you are Nervous Focus on Service -

This beautiful sentiment comes from author Doreen Virtue.
I just love that she puts it so plainly
because real truth is actually so simple.
idea here is that when you are nervous or scared, it's because on some level you are putting too much focus on yourself. You know what I mean, "Keep it all together" "Make sure everything is going ok" etc... If instead of focusing on yourself at those times, you let all that go and do something for someone else, you will find a release of pressure and a sense of peace. What's great about this is that when you start looking beyond your own fears, helping people becomes addictive because it makes you feel so good! You begin to look for ways to help other people on a daily basis. Then before you know it, you begin walking through life with a kind of grace, as if you don't have to "keep it all together" and "make sure everything is ok" Go forth and serve............

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Chance Encounters

Chance Encounters
new header As I said before, having the freedom of the Velib allowed me to be out in the fresh Parisian air. Since I was out in the air and biking from place to place I ended up being in much more contact with everyday Parisians while they went through their daily routines. They were jogging on the streets, having a cigarette outside their offices or cafes (still amazing that Paris is non-smoking!), having a lunch break from work, shopping or just commuting from place to place.
I'm not sure why, maybe it was the perfect Spring temperatures that brought it out, but almost everywhere I went I could smell the most amazing women's colognes and perfumes. As I would be walking or "Velibing", wafts of amazing scents of all sorts would find their way to me... and it was sublime. There is nothing in the world like the ultimately feminine smell of women. The right scent can turn an average woman into an alluring temptress.
There was a predominant smell with most of these women's perfumes. They were blatantly and unabashedly floral. Now, usually I really do not like floral fragrances that are strong. They usually remind me of "that" relative who wore one of those overly rose, violets or some other flower scent that would turn my stomache. But these were somehow different. These were the kinds of scents that make men weak at the knees and brought to mind images of a female pied piper with hundreds of men following her down the streets of Paris...
Being the curious guy that I am I asked some of these women(3 to be exact!) what scent they were wearing and to my surprise the women were not offended by my question, but amazingly helpful. Two out of the three (the other one I couldn't make out in French!) said Chance by Chanel. Of course, Chanel........
I immediately went to Galleries Lafayette to see if that was indeed the frangrance and it was! In fact, I even thought about getting it to remind me of that time in Paris or even get it for a friend to wear, but honestly I wanted to keep those moments special. That scent help to create these near perfect momentary slices of Parisian life which can't be recreated.
Chance definitely isn't for everyone, (in fact, I couldn't imagine any of my friends wearing it) but next time you see it, you may want to take a chance on Chance by Chanel and imagine yourself the Pied Piper with hundreds of French cuites following you ;)

Monday, August 10, 2009

Beautiful Eyes

The skin around the orbit of your eye is the most delicate on your face. In general there is very little flesh between that fine skin and your bone. With that in mind, whenever you are applying any product around the eye area (such as concealers, night or intensive creams/serums) always use your ring finger (the one next to your pinkie) because that finger is the weakest one we have. That finger puts the least amount of pressure to your eyes. When using that finger you are much less likely to cause any damage to that precious area.
Here's looking at you kid....

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Don't Stop Velibing

Don't Stop Velibing!!!
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I just came back from an amazing trip to one of my favorite cities in the world, Paris. There are so many things that I love about Paris...don't get me started, we could be here all day!
Whenever I go to Paris I discover things that I did not notice before and this trip was no different. One of the main reasons I was able to make more discoveries this trip was that I was using the Velib public bike system
Biking around Paris allowed me to be out and about in the beautiful Spring air and let me explore. I ended up going places that I would never have gone if I were underground on the Metro.
Now, I could go on and on about how amazing the Velib system is and why if you are in Paris you MUST try it out, but in a nutshell there are Velib bikes stations located all over Paris. For a nominal (or 30 mins free!) fee you can take a bike from one area of Paris and drop it off at another and "Voila!" in between point A and Point B you experience the magic of Paris!
But be aware there are problems for those of us that do not have a "smartchip" on our credit cards because the system only accepts those that have them, which are standard issue throughout Europe. (Read more about them HERE.) Luckily, my friends Beth and Michiel, who I was housesitting for were gracious enough to let me use their Velib debit card.
If you go to Paris you must find a way to Velib! Now, I am able to say as my friend Emily who lives in Paris says "Don't stop Velibing!!"