TOP 5 MOTHERS DAY GIFT IDEALS

Here are some mothers day gift ideas that you can gift your mother to show her how special she is to you and to show her how much you love and appreciation her.

Mama was my greatest teacher, a teacher of compassion, 
love andfearlessness. If love is sweet as a flower, then 
my mother is that sweet flower of love. -Stevie Wonder

1. Coco Rose Coconut Oil Body Polish

HERBIVORE BOTANICALS

$36.00 Free shipping

Details & Care 

What it is: A body polish that contains a highly moisturizing and gently exfoliating blend of virgin coconut oil and delicately floral Moroccan rose to leave skin soft and hydrated with a light scent of coconut and rose petals.What it does: Packaged in a reusable glass jar, this body polish contains virgin coconut oil, which is rich in many proteins that work to keep your skin healthy and rejuvenated both inside and out, while also contributing to cellular health and tissue repair, along with providing a wide range of other essential activities within your body. It also contains Moroccan rose, which has a high level of antioxidant tocopherols, phenolics and beta carotenes to fight aging and cellular damage in the skin, while also soothing, cooling, keeping your pores clean and refined with antibacterial and astringent properties, and additionally providing anti-inflammatory properties, making it ideal for sensitive skin.How to use: Massage a handful of body polish into your skin. Let sit for a minute or two for complete hydration. Rinse off. Paraben-free; sulfate-free; phthalate-free; artificial ingredient-free; filler-free; alcohol-free; artificial color-free. Cruelty-free, Vegan, Made in the USA, Item #5086154

I remember my mother’s prayers and they have always followed me. They have clung to me all my life.
-Abraham Lincoln

2. Amazing grace set 

PHILOSOPHY

$57.00 Free shipping 
Details & Care What it is: Celebrate someone you love with this indulgent set by philosophy, featuring the amazingly clean, beautifully feminine fragrance of amazing grace.Fragrance story: amazing grace, philosophy’s bestselling fragrance, is always appropriate, soft and feminine. It’s a scent that never offeds and is praised by women everywhere.Set includes:- eau de toilette spray (2 oz.)- shampoo, shower gel & bubble bath (8 oz.)- body emulsion (8 oz.)

 3. Eau de Parfum Set

$135.00
($160 Value)
Free shipping
Details & Care

What it is: Experience Tory Burch Eau de Parfum with this three-piece set, beautifully presented in a blush-and-ivory box.

Fragrance story: The fragrance captures classic elements in unexpected ways. Floral peony and tuberose blend with crisp citrus notes of grapefruit and neroli, anchored by earthy vetiver and a bright and complex mix.

Set includes:

– Eau de Parfum Spray (3.4 oz.)

– Body Lotion (3.4 oz.)

– Bath Soap (2.8 oz.)

Notes:

– Top: pink grapefruit, pink pepper, blackcurrant, neroli.

– Middle: peony, mimosa, jasmine, tuberose.

– Base: vetiver, cedarwood, creamy sandalwood, white musk.

  • Made in the USA
  • Item #5344303

4. Conair Waterfall Foot Bath with Lights, Bubbles and Heat

$31.99

Relax after a long day of work with the Conair Waterfall Foot Bath. It is designed to massage the tops of your feet and pamper your toes. The bubbles and heat provide relief to the soles of your feet. This massage foot bath comes with three toe-touch controls, which activate either high or low bubbles, a waterfall and lights. This item is durable. This unit also features 2′ rollers and dual strips on each side, as well as blue LED lights under the water that reflect, giving you a calming, spa feeling. The heated foot bath with lights includes three pedicure attachments: a pumice stone, a scrub brush and a soft-touch massager.

Conair Waterfall Foot Bath with Lights, Bubbles and Heat:

  • This massage foot bath soothes tops of feet and pampers toes
  • Bubbles and heat provide relief to the soles of feet
  • 3 toe-touch controls activate high/low bubbles, waterfall and lights
  • Microban on water nozzle, water pump and bubble strips
  • 2′ rollers on each side
  • Dual strips on each side for bubbles with high/low
  • Heated foot bath with lights (blue LED) under the water reflect giving user a calming, spa feeling
  • Includes 3 pedicure attachments: pumice stone, scrub brush and soft-touch massager

5.   Showcase Deco silver-tone crystal earrings

LULU FROST

$116

EXCLUSIVE TO NET-A-PORTER.COM. Lisa Salzer sources vintage and antique jewelry to inspire her designs at Lulu Frost. These sparkling earrings take their cue from the Art Deco design movement. This oxidized silver-tone brass pair is handcrafted in New York and scattered with glass crystals and a single gold-plated hoop.

 

HAPPY MOTHERS DAY TO ALL MOTHERS AROUND THE WORLD

Love Antoinette

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10 Benefits of Shea butter for your skin

  1. Moisturizing: The concentration of natural vitamins and fatty acids in Shea butter makes it incredibly nourishing and moisturizing for skin. It is often used to remedy dry skin and to help protect the skin’s natural oils.
  2. Reduces Inflammation: shea butter was found to reduce skin inflammation and even potentially help avoid skin mutations. This also makes it beneficial for some people with acne.
  3. Skin Smoothing: Shea butter aids in the skin’s natural collagen production and contains oleic, stearic, palmitic and linolenic acids that protect and nourish the skin to prevent drying. With long term use, many people report skin softening and strengthening as well as wrinkle reduction.
  4. Healing: Shea butter is known for its healing properties that can be attributed to the presence of several fatty acids and plant sterols such as oleic, palmitic, stearic and linolenic acids. These oil-soluble components do not undergo saponification or convert into soap on coming in contact with alkali. Shea butter is more non-saponifiable than other nut oils and fats, thus imparting it a great healing potential for the skin. Raw, unrefined shea butter is effective in curing skin rashes, skin peeling after tanning, scars, stretch marks, frost bites, burns, athletes foot, insect bites and stings, arthritis, and muscle fatigue.
  5. Antioxidants: Shea butter contains plant antioxidants, such as vitamins A and E, as well as catechins. The vitamins A and E protect the cells from free radicals and environmental damage. The cinnamic acid esters in the shea fat help in preventing skin damage from ultraviolet radiation.
  6. Sun Protection: Shea butter acts as a natural sunscreen by providing protection against the ultraviolet radiations of the sun, though the level of protection offered may be variable. Shea butter is considered as the best skin care for winter and after-sun care as it provides the extra moisture, nutrients and protection needed by your skin during the cold season and summer.
  7. Anti-Ageing: Shea butter is considered as one of the best anti-aging and moisturizing agents for the skin. It stimulates the production of collagen, the youthful scaffolding protein in the skin. The vitamins A and E found in this butter keep the skin supple, nourished, and radiant, and prevent premature wrinkles and facial lines. Shea butter penetrates the skin easily, without clogging the pores, and is effective for dry skin.
  8. Baby Care: Shea butter is an excellent natural moisturizer that is devoid of chemicals. Thus, it is ideal for baby care as besides being gentle and soft on the skin, it is specially adapted for the delicate and sensitive skin of babies. It can be used for after bath application on the skin and also for healing eczema or diaper rash on the skin of babies.
  9. Lip Care: Shea butter is easily absorbable and provides extra moisture and nutrients that are needed during the cold season and dry weather. Thus, it acts as a perfect lip balm to protect your lips from cold and dry weather and is effective for treating dry and chapped lips.
  10. Restores Skin Elasticity: The non-saponifiable matter and vitamin F in this butter are vital ingredients for maintaining the skin’s elasticity. Thus, the application of shea butter restores the elasticity of the skin and helps maintain an even skin tone, besides hydrating, softening and beautifying it.

Source: stylecraze
#beauty
❤️Antoinette

5 Healthy super ball snack recipes

 

 

 

 

Super ball is the most entertaining time in football season in America. As your enjoying this weekend with your family and friends here a few healthy recipes that you can make that will make your tummies happy and make this time more memorable for you and your family….Enjoy.Happy super ball!!!!

 

1. Chipotle Chicken Sweet Potato Skins

  • 3 medium sweet potatoes
  • 3/4 pound (about 2 small) boneless skinless chicken breast
  • 1/4 cups olive oil
  • 2 tablespoon fresh lime juice
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced or grated
  • 3 whole chipotle pepper, minced
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1 teaspoon cumin
  • 2 teaspoons chili powder
  • salt and pepper
  • 2 (half a 10oz bag) cups spinach
  • 5 ounces sharp white cheddar cheese, grated
  • chopped cilantro, for garnish
  • greek yogurt, for serving

Instructions
Preheat your oven to 350 degrees. Wash your sweet potatoes and prick all over with a fork. Place in the oven and bake for 50-60 minutes or until fork tender. Place your chicken in a baking dish and rub with a tablespoon of olive oil, salt and peper. Place in the oven with the potatoes and bake for 25 minutes. Allow to cool and shred the chicken with a fork or your hands. When the sweet potatoes are done cut in half and allow to cool for 5-10 minutes.In a medium size bowl combine the olive oil, lime juice, garlic, chipotle peppers, oregano, cumin, chili powder, salt and pepper. Set aside.Heat a small skillet over medium heat and wilt the spinach (this can also be done in the microwave). Toss the spinach and shredded chicken together, set aside and keep warm.Turn the oven up to 400 degrees. Scrape the sweet potato out of the peel, leaving a medium size layer of flesh inside with the peel so that it can stand up on its own (I reserved the remaining flesh, for another use) and place in a baking dish. Brush the skins with with a little of the chipotle sauce and bake for 5-10 muntes until nice and crisp. While the skins bake mix the spinach, chicken and chipotle sauce together. Remove skins from the oven and stuff with the chicken mixture, top with shredded cheese and bake for 10 minutes or until the cheese has melted and the skins are hot and crisp. Serve with fresh chopped cilantro and greek yogurt if desired.

2. BLT ‘Salad’ in Parmesan Encrusted Cups

Prep time: 10 mins Cook time: 15 mins Total time: 25 mins

Ingredients

  • Cherry or Grape Tomatoes, quartered
  • Arugula
  • Bacon, cooked and chopped
  • Shredded Parmesan

Instructions

  • FOR THE CUPS:
  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees
  • Line a baking sheet(s) with parchment paper
  • Create piles of parmesan cheese with roughly 3 Tablespoons of cheese each and ~2″ apart
  • Bake for around 6 minutes (until the cheese is melted, but not brown)
  • Remove from oven, allow to cool for just about 1 minute.
  • Then, scrape cheese from paper using a spatula and lay over each muffin tin cup.
  • If the cheese doesn’t dip down into the cups, pop the muffin tins back into the hot oven for ~30 seconds.
  • Once out of oven, let cups cool and harden, then stuff with salad!
  • SALAD:
  • Toss in arugula, chopped bacon, tomatoes, and sprinkle with parmesan cheese

3. Strawberry Salsa Stuffed Avocado


  • Prep Time: 15 minutes Total Time: 15 minutes Servings: 4
  • Cool and creamy avocado halves stuffed with a fresh and summery strawberry salsa!

ingredients

  • 2 large avocado, cut in half, stoned and scooped
  • 1 pound strawberries, diced (~2 cups)
  • 1/4 cup red or green onion, finely diced or sliced
  • 1 jalapeno, finely diced
  • 1 lime, juice and zest
  • 2 tablespoons cilantro, chopped
  • salt to taste
  • directions
  • Stuff the avocados with the mixture of the remaining ingredients and enjoy!

4. Avocado feta dip 


Ingredients

  • 1 avocado – diced and removed from peel
  • 4 oz feta cheese
  • 1 lemon – juiced
  • 2 or 3 scallions – roughly chopped
  • 1 large handful of parsley
  • 8 twists of black pepper (from a pepper mill)

Instructions 

  • Add avocado, feta cheese, juice of one lemon, scallions, parsley and pepper to food processor.
  • Pulse food processor until desired consistency – I liked mine to be slightly chunky.
  • Serve with chips, french bread or crudités.

5. Sriracha-Buffalo Cauliflower Bites

8 cups 1½-inch cauliflower florets 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil ¼ teaspoon kosher salt 2 tablespoons hot sauce, such as Frank’s RedHot 1-2 tablespoons Sriracha sauce 1 tablespoon butter, melted 1 tablespoon lemon juice

Instructions

Preheat oven to 450°F. Coat a large rimmed baking sheet with cooking spray. Toss cauliflower, oil and salt in a large bowl. Spread on the prepared baking sheet; reserve the bowl. Roast the cauliflower until it’s starting to soften and brown on the bottom, about 15 minutes. Meanwhile, combine hot sauce, sriracha to taste, butter and lemon juice in the large bowl. Add the roasted cauliflower and toss to coat. Return the cauliflower to the baking sheet and continue roasting until hot, about 5 minutes more.

Serve and enjoy

Source: Healthiest, eatingwell

❤️Antoinette

10 organic oils that keep your skin moisturized during winter!

Do you know if you do not take could care of your skin during winter it will crack and dry out?. If you are like me and love to stay moisturized her are 10 organic oils that I have used for that have done miracles for my skin… it stays so soft and moisturized..

  1. Avocado oil

Avocado oil is rich in antioxidants, making it useful for healing sun-damaged skin. Antioxidants like vitamins A, D and E in avocado cause the skin to be suppler, and are thus particularly good for dry or aged skin.

Avocado oil applied topically helps relieve dry and itchy skin. Once applied, avocado oil is deeply absorbed by the skin, thus making it an ideal moisturizer and skin care agent.

In addition to helping clear scaly skin, it can also relieve itchy scalp symptoms. Avocado oil, when regularly applied to the scalp, can stimulate hair growth.

When applied, avocado oil increases the production of collagen, which helps keep the skin plump and decreases the effects of aging.

Avocado oil is useful in the treatment of a variety of skin conditions, including eczema and psoriasis.

Avocado oil facilitates the healing of wounds and burns to the skin. It also helps to relieve and heal diaper rash.

2. Argan oil 

One of the main reasons that argan oil is so healing, is that it is rich with vitamin A and vitamin E. However, argan oil is also packed with anti-oxidants, Omega-6 fatty acids, and linoleic acid. Research shows that when applied to skin, it eases inflammation while moisturizing the skin.

3. Coconut oil

Coconut oil is a great skin softener and helps you do away with dry and hard skin conditions. Simply take some coconut oil on your palms, rub your palms against each other once or twice and then on your face, hands, or wherever you want to see the moisturizing effect.

4. Flaxseed oil 

Flaxseed oil is extremely beneficial for chronic skin conditions, such as rosacea, acne, dermatitis, eczema or psoriasis, the fatty acids act to balance out the skin’s own oils and reduce any inflammation, helping the skin to repair. Flaxseed oil can also help seal moisture into the skin, thus it’s a common ingredient in body lotions, sunscreens and other treatments for dry skin.

5. Jojoba oil 

Being a waxy substance, Jojoba oil can seal in the moisture and create an effective barrier to external elements. It is so structurally close to the secretion of the sebaceous glands in the skin that it is readily accepted and tolerated.

You can rub a few drops of Jojoba oil between your palms and apply it on the face and other exposed parts whenever you venture out and after washing your face every time. For a deeper moisturizing effect, warm up a spoonful of Jojoba oil and massage it in after washing the face at bedtime and leave it on overnight. Pure Jojoba oil is fully absorbed into the skin, leaving it feeling soft and smooth.

6. Lavender oil

Using lavender oil on your face and body before stepping out can protect your skin from harsh UV rays of the sun. Aging is a real concern for a huge population. Lavender oil has an answer to wrinkles, lines, and crow’s feet. The essential oil is a part of a compound oil which is made by the combination of four other oils that fights aging. This compound oil, which also contains jasmine, chamomile, and jojoba oil among others, has been awarded a patent for the curative effect it has on the skin and for reducing laxity and early signs of aging.

7. Olive oil

Olive oil contains three major antioxidants: vitamin E, polyphenols, and phytosterols. Antioxidants, when topically applied, may help protect the skin from premature skin aging. Vitamin E partly accounts for the anti-aging benefits of olive oil because it helps restore skin smoothness and protects against ultraviolet light. Hydroxytyrosol, a rather rare compound found in olive oil, also prevents free radical damage to the skin.

8.Rose seed hip oil

 Rosehips are very high in vitamin C. Get enough vitamin C on your skin, and you help preserve a firm and tight appearance. Of course, it’s a powerful antioxidant, protecting from environmental stressors, which cause skin dryness, fine lines, and wrinkles.

Rosehip seed oil is also high in vitamin A, which is a key anti-aging ingredient. Another powerful antioxidant, it promotes firmer, smoother skin.

Vitamin E is often added to rosehip seed oil to help preserve it in skin care formulations, and vitamin E is also another powerful antioxidant that protects It also helps to moisturize.

9. Safflower oil

Safflower oil is a favorite in natural skin care because it is a botanical alternative to synthetic emollients. Extracted from the oil of safflower seeds, the oil is a potent hydrator and ideal for dry, sensitive complexions.

10. Tea tree oil

Tea tree oil is a good cure for dry skin. Simply add five spoons of tea tree oil to one spoon of almond oil and massage it gently onto your skin. Leave it on for some time and bath normally. Regular use will help you keep your skin hydrated for longer time. It also leaves your skin feeling soft, supple and glowing.

Share the tips you use on your skin to stay moisturized during winter on the comments below!

#beautytips

❤️Antoinette

Tips on how to Get Clear Skin at Home

Every woman wants picture-perfect, flawless skin. Clear and beautiful skin is one of the main elements of a person’s beauty. Healthy skin helps you feel beautiful as well. I am one of those women that loves the feel of flawless sin…below as some tips that i have listed that will help you on your journey of flawless skin and you can do it in the comfort of your own home.

Honey

To enjoy clear skin, your need to keep your skin well moisturized. Honey is a great moisturizer and also has antibacterial properties that help ward off infection.

Apply raw honey directly on your skin. Let it dry naturally and then rinse it off with lukewarm water. The water content in honey will deeply moisturize the skin, making it soft and supple. Do this simple remedy once daily or every other day.
Aloe Vera

       Aloe vera has many benefits for the skin. It has antibacterial properties that help kill bacteria that cause acne, anti-inflammatory properties that help soothe irritated skin, and astringent properties that help heal scars. Plus, aloe vera moisturizes the skin and stimulates new skin cell growth.

Extract the gel from an aloe vera leaf.
Apply the gel on your face using a cotton ball.

Allow it to dry on its own for about half an hour, and then rinse it off with lukewarm water.

Follow this remedy daily or several times per week.

Cucumber

Cucumbers contain hydrating, nourishing and astringent properties that are very good for skin. They can improve the overall appearance of your skin by repairing damaged skin cells, removing dead skin cells and adding a fresh glow.

Cut a fresh cucumber into thick slices, and rub them thoroughly all over your face. Leave it on overnight and rinse with warm water in the morning. Do this daily before going to bed.
Alternatively, make a mixture with equal amounts of cucumber juice and lemon juice. Apply this mixture to your skin, allow it to dry completely, and then wash it off with warm water. Do this daily.

Lemon

Lemon is one of the best ingredients that you can use to promote clear skin. The citric acid present in lemon helps keep the skin clear by removing dead cells, and its vitamin C content helps reduce dark spots by increasing the cell renewal process. Lemon also has bleaching properties that will help improve your overall skin complexion.

Apply fresh-squeezed lemon juice to your entire face and neck. Leave it on for 10 minutes and then wash it off with lukewarm water. After this, rub cucumber slices on your skin to soften and moisturize it. Do this daily or every other day.

Another option is squeeze the juice of one-half lemon and mix one to two tablespoons of raw honey in it. Apply it on your face, leave it on for 15 to 20 minutes and then rinse it off.

To exfoliate your skin, mix two teaspoons each of lemon juice and sugar. Apply the mixture on your face, neck and hands. Scrub in a circular motion and leave it on for 10 minutes. Then rinse it off with lukewarm water. Follow this remedy once a week to enjoy glowing skin.

Avocado oil

Avocado oil, which is derived from the avocado fruit, comes with an assortment of vitamins and nutrients that are beneficial for the skin. From proteins and fats to sterolin to antioxidants to lecithin and potassium, the amounts of nutrients in this oil are simply innumerable.

The oil can be used as a facial moisturizer, for sensuous bath, skin care, facial mask and for age spots as well as dry skin. While the application procedure may differ depending on the use, be sure to rinse off the oil with warm water and pat the skin to dry.

Hope these tips help you to stay flawless
Love Antoinette