March 20, 2014

HEALTH | THE BENEFITS OF DRINKING LEMON WATER


There are SO many ways to benefit from lemons. From face masks and scrubs, to cleaning your home, but you can also benefit a great deal by drinking it. I have been drinking lemon water on a daily basis for a long while now- mostly for personal health reasons. Today on the blog I thought I would share some great benefits of drinking lemon water and some tips that I use every day.

The benefits of drinking lemon water-

  • Lemons contain pectin fiber which is very beneficial for colon health and also serves as a powerful antibacterial .
  • Having warm lemon juice early in the morning helps flush out toxins.
  • It helps reducing pain and inflammation in joints and knees as it dissolves uric acid.
  • Lemon is a great source of vitamin C, an essential nutrient that protects the body against immune system deficiencies.
  • It balances maintain the pH levels in the body .
  • It aids digestion and encourages the production of bile .
  • It is also a great source citric acid, potassium, calcium, phosphorus and magnesium .
  • It helps prevent the growth and multiplication of pathogenic bacteria that cause infections and diseases.
  • Lemon juice helps replenish body salts especially after a strenuous workout session.
  • It helps cure the common cold .
  • It strengthens the liver by providing energy to the liver enzymes when they are too dilute .
  • It helps balance the calcium and oxygen levels in the liver In case of a heart burn, taking a glass of concentrated lemon juice can give relief.
  • It is of immense benefit to the skin and it prevents the formation of wrinkles and acne .
  • The potassium content in lemon helps nourish brain and nerve cells .
  • It helps maintain the health of the eyes and helps fight against eye problems .
  • Aids in the production of digestive juices .


I like to get a few large mason jars (with lids) - cut up a few lemons, drop about 4 slices into each one, add some mint leaf and fill them up with water. I place them in the fridge for a few hours to let the lemon juice mix with the water.



Sometimes I add strawberries to my lemon water, but you can add blueberries, orange slices, cucumber.
Not only is it great for you, but it is also really yummy and refreshing, especially in the summer time.



Thank you for viewing! 




March 9, 2014

BEAUTY | FAVORITE DRUGSTORE LIP COMBO

Someone asked me if I "ever use drugstore lipsticks"... Absolutely! I have a ton of drugstore favorites. My favorite drugstore lipstick is by Jordana, and it is called "47 Nude". This is a matte lipstick, as I do prefer matte. I feel like matte lipsticks make your lips appear plump and full. I pair this with Jordana's "Rock N' Rose" retractable lip pencil. It is a gorgeous everyday lip combo that I absolutely love! 

For even better than drugstore prices, I love using beautyjoint.com
What is your favorite drugstore lip combo? Xx



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March 7, 2014

PINSPIRATION | FAVORITES FRIDAY

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20 white tulip hanging lantern string light wedding lantern party fairy light  bedroom floral display on Etsy, $17.89 AUD

How to find inspiration in the everyday.

Spinach Shots from in the Little Red House


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January 20, 2014

I HAD A LOVELY DAY...

Thank you everyone for the Birthday wishes!  I had a lovely day . I went shopping , out to dinner, went to a movie with friends, and my hubby surprised me with an aqua Kitchen Aid mixer...oooh how excited I was! I love to bake and I have wanted the aqua one (or "Ice Blue") for a while now.  It was a good Birthday .  Phillip took the day off from work to spend with me and that was what made my whole day. He always remembers my Birthday and always makes it so special, even if I say my Birthday "isn't a big deal". 


I spent part of the weekend painting and doing some redecorating to my office/beauty room (finally). I was thinking of doing a blog post once I get done with it.






Back to work already! Happy Monday everyone! 
Xx



January 11, 2014

KITCHEN | PEANUT BUTTER BREAKFAST SMOOTHIE

Any personal trainer will tell you "Never skip breakfast". Most days I like to eat a healthy, solid breakfast, but sometimes I don't get the time to make anything for myself and sit down and eat it. Plus, I have a love for smoothies...and peanut butter ...mmm peanut butter. I thought I would share a super quick and healthy peanut butter breakfast smoothie. Hope you enjoy!



You will need

1 banana
1/4 cup natural peanut butter
1/2 cup of oats (or add to your liking)
8 oz. Almond milk
A handful of ice
-Blend

Around 300 calories.
This will stick with you for a good while.

You can add chocolate almond milk, A few chocolate chips or a few caramel chips (Optional)
I like to keep it as healthy as I can and stick to the ingredients above.