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AUGUST 04, 2017

MASON JAR SALAD

August 04, 2017

MASON JAR SALAD

This is a great option for a quick healthy lunch that you can easily prep ahead to grab and go on the way to work. It's also a great salad to pack for a picnic or your kiddo's lunch (yes, you can get them to eat their veggies if they look colorful and fun!). Want to make it a more substantial meal? Pair it with a hearty soup for a rich and satisfying combo. You can create endless variations of this salad to suit your taste. Try using red and green cabbage, asparagus or radishes and mix up the dressing to keep...

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AUGUST 01, 2017

Becoming the woman I always wanted to be: Angela Paul

August 01, 2017

Becoming the woman I always wanted to be: Angela Paul

This article was shared with permission from Rebelle Society as part of an empowerment campaign, “Wear Yourself In,” led by eco-luxe skin care company Kari Gran. In response to the beauty industry pushing an impossible idea of flawless youth for years, the campaign encourages women to be kind to themselves, and their skin, as they reflect on beauty, aging, wisdom, and self-acceptance. ******************************* This year I turned 60, and the truth is, I’m still coming to terms with that. I know it’s just a number — I wrote about this milestone extensively in my book The Beauty of Aging. But, being 55 — the age...

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JULY 31, 2017

To All the Books I’ve Loved Before

July 31, 2017

To All the Books I’ve Loved Before

Recently, a couple of friends asked for good books to take with them on their summer trips. Where to begin? I ruled out any books with heavy themes – no mental illness, characters filled with angst, violence or murder.  So here’s a list. 9 of some of my favorite reads, in no particular order. I found each of them to be great page-turners. Brightness Falls, The Good Life, and Bright Precious Days - Jay McInerney A trilogy about a young couple, Russell and Corrine Calloway, pursuing their dreams and the good life in NYC. The books follow them from the early 80’s to present...

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JULY 26, 2017

MINERAL & CHEMICAL UV FILTERS

July 26, 2017

MINERAL & CHEMICAL UV FILTERS

Did you know that are two kinds of UV filters used in sunscreen? And that there’s an important difference between the two? Here’s what you need to know. Mineral UV filters sit on top of the skin and use active ingredients like Zinc Oxide and/or Titanium Dioxide. We love Zinc Oxide as it protects against UVA and UVB rays. Chemical UV filters rely on active ingredients – such as Avobenzone, Octisalate, Octocrylene, Homosalate, Octinoxate, and Oxybenzone (which has been linked to hormone disruption). Chemical UV filters take some 20 minutes to absorb into your skin before becoming active. UV (ultra...

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JULY 21, 2017

How to make Customizable Tinted SPF

July 21, 2017

How to make Customizable Tinted SPF

Now it’s easy to get your desired foundation coverage and a daily dose of SPF. Introducing the Customizable Tinted SPF – just match and protect! The simple three-step process will allow you to adjust your coverage as needed while still protecting with an SPF of 28. Add 2 pumps of Three Sixty Five SPF 28 to the palm of your hand. Add a half scoop of Mineral Foundation (we suggest going a shade darker if necessary) Mix together and apply. Voila! It really is that easy. Try it!

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JULY 19, 2017

What Exactly Do SPF Numbers Mean?

July 19, 2017

What Exactly Do SPF Numbers Mean?

Growing up in the ‘60s and ‘70s, summer was all about the California beach look – tanned and golden. Ads abounded with bikini-clad models sporting bronzed skin touting a multitude of tanning lotions. I fell hard for Hawaiian Tropic Oil with its intense coconut fragrance (at the time I thought it smelled exotic) and Bain de Soleil for “that St. Tropez tan”– so chic! I began to use the SPF 4 version, thinking it was a good protection (ha!) but both of those products were just about as effective as slathering on baby oil. Inadequate protection and my goal every...

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JULY 14, 2017

Beauty follows confidence: Mindy Trotta

July 14, 2017

Beauty follows confidence: Mindy Trotta

This essay was written as part of an empowerment campaign, “Wear Yourself In,” led by eco-luxe skin care company Kari Gran. In response to the beauty industry pushing an impossible idea of flawless youth for years, the campaign encourages women to be kind to themselves, and their skin, as they reflect on beauty, aging, wisdom, and self-acceptance. Mindy Trotta spent many years as an editor behind a desk and then switched to working behind the oven as a pastry chef. She is the owner of Flour Girl Desserts Company and is a contributing editor and social media manager for BetterAfter50.com, which is an online...

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JULY 14, 2017

Who’s that girl? Iris Apfel

July 14, 2017

Who’s that girl? Iris Apfel

Julia Child, French Chef icon. Annie Leibovitz, Photography icon. Audrey Hepburn, icon of chic. Iris Apfel, icon of style.  Wait, Iris Apfel? Yes, Iris Apfel, Interior designer, collector of couture clothes and costume jewelry and a shining example of how to live life according to your own rules. The documentary called “Iris” documents her busy life, as she is the subject of fashion layouts, guest lecturing at fashion design school, and selecting many items of her enormous collection to give to museums tour archival. She delights in being called “Manhattan’s Geriatric Starlet.”   An exhibition of her couture costume jewelry titled...

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JULY 03, 2017

Blueberry Coconut Popsicles

July 03, 2017

Blueberry Coconut Popsicles

Ingredients: 1 Cup organic blueberries (fresh or frozen) 2 Cups organic Coconut Milk 2 Tsp organic lemon verbena (optional) Directions: Purchase a set of non-toxic popsicle moulds (these are a good option) and wooden popsicle sticks. In a blender or food processor, blend the blueberries, lemon verbena and coconut milk until smooth. You can also pulse the machine and/or leave some or all of the blueberries whole. If you choose this option, finely chop your herbs first. Taste and add liquid stevia for a sweeter popsicle. Pour blueberry mixture to fill each popsicle mould and add a popsicle stick to...

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JULY 01, 2017

Why Cindy Crawford is more confident at fifty: Elise Minton

July 01, 2017

Why Cindy Crawford is more confident at fifty: Elise Minton

This article was shared with permission from New Beauty as part of an empowerment campaign, “Wear Yourself In,” led by eco-luxe skin care company Kari Gran. In response to the beauty industry pushing an impossible idea of flawless youth for years, the campaign encourages women to be kind to themselves, and their skin, as they reflect on beauty, aging, wisdom, and self-acceptance. ******************************* For former supermodel Cindy Crawford, she's come to terms with the fact that she's 50—and all that comes along with it—and that she'll never look like she's 20, again. And she's totally fine with it. "No matter...

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