I’m Reniza, and no, I’m not Brazilian, nor am I “like Prince.” That’s just a name short for my full name, Renee Isabella. I like to share my take on world events, hot new products, and anything on my mind. Sometimes you’ll find me talking in the third person, but that’s what makes me unique. I do all this blogging from remote locations, but home is where my heart is: farm country. I invite you to read my rants each week on my website, Reniza.com.
I’ve long thought that I could use my artistic skills and abilities to be a good photographer. I’m not one to go to school for that type of stuff, so I’m actually going to freelance a bit and make a website dedicated to my hobby, showcasing my work, posting testimonials, etc. My friend did that out in San Francisco, and she’s done pretty well for herself, even getting into the lucrative wedding photographer industry in San Francisco.
I guess if I had to focus on just one aspect of taking pictures, it would probably be focused on weddings. I like taking pictures of real life stuff, and not all still photos. Maybe sports photography would be good for me as well.
The way I look at it, every couple dreams of having a unique wedding. Unique photography is one way to make your wedding unique. We all have different personalities and therefore you should go for shots that suit your personality and those that will add some individuality to your photos.
My ideas on how to tell potential brides & grooms about how to select a wedding photographer.
Discuss with your photographer and let him know that you want something different. Try brainstorming on the idea and come up with a picture of how you want it to be. A person with experience will be comfortable trying in some new styles as compared to a starter who may be afraid probably because they have not tried something of the sort in the past. To be sure you have the right person, check their previous work and whether they are creative enough and have some consistency in their work. This will give you confidence that they will come up with something good even as they go forward to experiment on the new plan you have come up with.
Choosing a Wedding Venue – My thoughts….
The venue of the wedding will determine how good and unique you photographs will be. Be sure to choose a venue that has a variety of scenes to enhance the uniqueness you desire. For instance you can choose a venue that has some fine architecture in a historic building or good view of a lake, escarpments or other natural features. A combination of two or more of these will provide a fantastic scene for unique photographs. Locations with colors that blend with the color of your outfit will do better in bringing out some individuality in your photographs.
Photography is all about Style!
Having photos with the same style makes they look the same and one may find it boring to look at them after the first few. Try different poses to make them look unique and interesting .This calls for creativity both from your side and from the side of the photographer. To achieve variety, you can try to mix all types of shots such as head shots.midshots.full body shots and wide shots. Try also to mix individual and group photographs. A range of photography styles such as formal, fashion and candid will also do well in achieving some uniqueness in the photographs.
Details, Details, Details….
The small details that many people ignore are all what can make their wedding different from the rest. Ask your photographer to be keen and capture all these details. Such details could be your accessories, rings, theme, decor, outfits cake and others. Some messages written to each other on the photographs will also do well in increasing the individuality.
I had the luxury of attending the Ultra Music Festival in Miami last week. Wow, what a show! If your into house music, scantilly clad people, and a lot of mind-altering cocktails, Ultra is a place you should put on your bucket list. Based in Miami, it doesn’t get much crazier than that!
You’ve seen me in the past talk about my affliction for electronic cigarette smoking. I talk about it here, and again here. Well, this trip brought me a new brand, aptly named, South Beach Smoke. Figures, we’re in the heart of South Beach and I see advertisements everywhere, so hey, when in Rome, right?
I’ll get more into Ultra (what I can recall) later, but for now, I wanted to tell everyone I’ve got a new brand to recommend and wanted to shed some light on the product by giving a full review.
South Beach Smoke Review
South Beach Smoke is a company that most people must have heard about already as it is considered as one of the most renowned electronic cigarettes manufacturer in the market today. Today, I am going to discuss what factors make South Beach Smoke special.
South Beach Smoke’s Electronic Cigarettes
South Beach Smoke offers uniquely designed electronic cigarettes that come with a glowing orange tip made out of crystal. The crystal orange LED flash light present in the tip of the cigarettes light every time one takes a drag. The good thing about the LED is that it also notifies users when the battery of the e-cig is low, therefore letting them know in advance when its time to charge it.
South Beach Smoke’s electronic cigarettes are made out of advancing lithium on battery technology. Since the battery is made out of the latest technology, it is manufactured to give maximum performance time. The batteries are available in different colors, including white and black. Moreover, the company’s electronic cigarettes come with a built in atomizer. The atomizer is present inside the cartridge and is barely noticeable. However, the fact that the atomizer is built in guarantees that every time the user uses a new cartridge, he or she gets fresh atomizer that produces high vapor and supreme taste.
On the other hand, the company’s e-cigs are built with the unique and patented VaporMax technology, which is exclusive to the company’s electronic cigarettes only. With the VaporMax technology, one is able to get smooth but extremely flavorful electronic cigarette smoking experience. The VaporMax technology is not available in any other electronic cigarettes present in the market and therefore, South Beach Smoke gets a special edge in this regard. Lastly, the company’s electronic cigarettes come with silicone tip which are designed specially to enhance the e-cig smoking experience by preventing any or all leakages. South Beach Smoke offers single hole designed electronic cigarettes that taste just like regular cigarettes.
South Beach Smoke Starter Kits
Reusable Express Kit
Starting off with the most basic offering of South Beach Smoke, the Reusable Express Kit is available for $27.99, which is the perfect price for those who only want to see what e-cigs are before embracing them wholly. The Reusable Express Kit is extremely affordable and by paying the aforementioned price, users will get one standard battery, one USB charger and one nicotine cartridge that come integrated with the atomizer. The cartridge can be purchased in the user’s choice of flavor.
Deluxe Starter Kit
Following the Reusable Express Kit is the Deluxe Starter Kit that is available for $55.99. The kit was previously priced at $79.99 but South Beach Smoke is offering a $20 discount on the purchase of this kit. The Deluxe Starter Kit is for beginners, who are convinced that they want to start smoking electronically rather than those who are only making their mind about it and just want to try it out first before deciding whether they actually want to go with it or not. The Deluxe Starter Kit includes 1 standard battery, five large nicotine cartridges that can be purchased in your choice of strength and flavor, one extra capacity electronic cigarette battery and one portable charger.
South Beach Smoke Deluxe Plus Starter Kit
The Deluxe Plus Starter Kit bears a lot of similarity to the Deluxe Starter Kit but has an extra edge as it comes with additional accessories. According to South Beach Smoke, this kit is their best amongst the lot. The Deluxe Plus Kit incorporates electronic cigarettes made out of state of the art technology. The price of the Deluxe Plus Starter Kit is $97.99. Previously, the kit was priced at $139.99. The offerings of this kit include one standard battery, five large nicotine cartridges, one universal carrying case, one extra capacity battery, one universal car adapter for USB charger, one portable wall charger and one deluxe USB charger.
With the Deluxe Plus Starter Kit, you will face no trouble whatsoever when it comes to smoking electronically as it comprises of extra chargers and most importantly, all kinds of chargers which would allow you to charge your e-cigs wherever you want, even with your laptop.
South Beach Smoke Deluxe Ultimate Starter Kit
The final offering of South Beach Smoke is available in the form of Deluxe Ultimate Starter Kit. The price of this kit was $214.99 but it has been dropped to $150.49 only. The Deluxe Ultimate Starter Kit is one of the best and final offerings of the company. According to the company, the Ultimate kit comes with all the items that the Deluxe Plus Starter Kit does but the quantity of the items is more. The Ultimate Starter Kit include one standard battery, 15 large nicotine cartridges that come incorporated with atomizers, one extra capacity battery, one universal carrying case, one personal charging case that is able to charge batteries on the go, one universal car adapter for USB charger, one portable wall charger and one deluxe USB charger.
It is agreeable that South Beach Smoke doesn’t offer the same variety that other electronic cigarettes brand manufacturers do such as V2 Cigs but at the same time, variety doesn’t necessarily make one company better than the other.
Flavors Available At South Beach Smoke
South Beach Smoke offers many flavors. Individuals can either buy electronic cigarettes in the flavors of their choice when they buy any starter kit or choose to buy the flavors separately. All flavors are available for the same price tag. The 15 flavor pack was previously available for $49.99 but South Beach Smoke has cut down its price as it is now available for $39.99. Moreover, the 30 flavor pack is available for $69.99. Previously, the price of this pack was $89.99. Lastly, the company also offers a 45 flavor pack. The price of this pack was $119.99 but it has now been cut down to $99.99.
South Beach Smoke offers the following flavors:
- Deluxe Tobacco Classic Flavor
- Deluxe Tobacco Blue Flavor
- Deluxe Tobacco Gold Flavor
- Deluxe Menthol Flavor
- Deluxe Chocolate Flavor
- Deluxe Vanilla Flavor
- Deluxe Cherry Flavor
- Deluxe Peppermint Flavor
- Deluxe Pinacolada Flavor
- Deluxe Peach Flavor
- Deluxe Variety 10 Flavor
South Beach Smoke also offers plenty of accessories separately that users can buy to compliment their electronic cigarettes. It is not necessary for one to buy starter kits to get access to the super cool accessories as one can always choose to buy them separately. All the accessories are available for all and can be purchased directly off the company’s website. Some of the accessories offered by South Beach Smoke include:
South Beach Smoke New Deluxe Supermax Lithium Ion Battery
The price of the New Deluxe Supermax Lithium Ion Battery is $17.95 for the standard battery and $22.95 for the high capacity battery. According to the company, this is the most advanced e-smoking battery that is manufactured by any company in the market today. The battery has a signature crystal light at the end that is able to emit sparkling orange glow whenever one takes a drag. Due to this orange light, one actually feels like he or she is smoking a real cigarette.
With e-cigs, extra batteries always come in handy because e-cigs have to be charged. However, with extra batteries, you can always make sure that your e-smoking experience is unhindered as you can charge the second battery and whenever one runs out, you can replace it with the fully charged one without waiting or putting on any sort of discomfort.
South Beach Smoke Deluxe Personal Charging Case
The Deluxe Personal Charging Case is a fantastic e-cig accessory as it provides the facility of on the go charging. With a Deluxe Personal Charging Case, you can charge your electronic cigarettes wherever you go by keeping the e-cigs in their very case. Instead of worrying about finding the right charging socket or finding one in the first place, you can easily charge your batteries whenever you want with this case. The price of the Deluxe Personal Charging Case is $49.99 and can be purchased directly from the company’s website.
South Beach Smoke Deluxe USB Charger
Priced at only $7.99, the Deluxe USB Charger is an extremely handy accessory for those who are on the go a lot or who spend most of their day in office. The working mechanism of the charger is fairly simple as all you have to do is put in one end of the USB Charger in the USB port of the PC or laptop and the other end in the battery of the e-cig.
Aside from these three accessories, South Beach Smoke offers other accessories such as the Universal Car Adapter for USB charger, which is priced at $7.99 again and the Deluxe Wall Charger which is available for $19.99. Other accessories offered by the company include the Universal Carry Case, which is available for $17.99 and the Universal Electronic Cigarette Lanyard which is available for $11.99.
Don’t just take my word for it, check out this review below I found on YouTube.
I don’t want to sound like I’m an expert on nutrition, but I’ve gathered a lot of information in my studies that leads me to believe I know more than the average joe. Hey, I have an 11% body fat percentage so that’s pretty darn good. I do a lot of working out, stuff like the Insanity Workout by Shaun T. It kicks my butt but I love the feeling after I’m all done doing the intense interval training.
Supplement reviews are found vastly on the internet but a lot of people wonder why reading them is important or what are the benefits of reading articles related to nutrition and supplements. Well, the simplest explanation to this question is that a healthy life is a happy life and good health is directly associated with good nutrition. If you fail to consume the right foods that provide your body with the essential nutrition, you will not be living a healthy life.
Nutrition is the supply of food and materials that is required by cells and organisms to stay alive. Nutrition is the practice of eating and utilizing the proper consumed foods. Hospitals refer to nutrition as the food requirements of different patients. In hospitals, necessary nutrition is delivered in a human body by the use of IV or IG tube (IV stands for intravenous and IG stands for intragastric). Proper nutrition that is consumed by the body is broken down into small tiny portions which are then spread throughout the human body. Nutrition is therefore of utmost importance for any human body as it is responsible for keeping one alive and determining how healthy a life one will lead. However, we as humans fail to consume the proper nutrition and therefore feel the need of taking supplements.
As it has been determined that proper nutrition is the key to successful and healthy living, it is important to note that you cannot comprehend what kind of foods you should eat and which you shouldn’t without reading supplement reviews. Reviews of supplements, including diet pill reviews, can become a good way to absorb information based on others experiences with products. Basically, you can learn without losing an arm and a leg spending money to try it for yourself.
Amongst other things, nutrition focuses on how conditions, problems and diseases can be prevented or minimized by consuming a healthy diet. Nutrition also incorporates devising how some diseases, problems and condition are caused due to dietary elements such as food allergies, poor diet due to malnutrition amongst others.
There are many key things to know about proper nutrition and one can only learn about crucial things about nutrition by reading supplement reviews and find out about the one that they should consume. Without proper understanding and knowledge of nutrition, you will not know the foods you should consume to maintain a healthy living. For instance, omega-3 fatty acids are well known to assist in dropping cholesterol levels. According to the Mayo Clinic, food items such as fatty fish (including salmon) is the number two food that helps in lowering cholesterol. This is because salmon that is caught in its natural and wild state is very rich in omega-3 fatty acids. Moreover, according to a separate study by New England Journal of Medicine, cholesterol can be lowered by poly and mono un-saturated fats- the study concluded that as much as 18 percent decline in cholesterol can be brought by eating poly and mono un-saturated food items. On the other hand, eating one or two servings of salmon each week by combining it with other important food items that have omega-3 fatty acids such as flax seeds, walnuts, olive oil and Brussels sprout can help in bringing a decline in cholesterol as well without eating serious medications.
Nutrition also plays a significant role in keeping children active and healthy. Kids who are on a healthy diet and are permitted to play outdoors generally tend to have a much healthier weight and have fewer chances of experiencing illness. Kids who eat properly also tend to have a long and consistent concentration span.
A lot of serious health related problems can be solved by proper nutrition. For instance, being overweight is the biggest concern in America and a serious health problem across the world. However, obesity can be solved by consuming the right foods, with the right nutrition. In fact, the two methods of weight loss which don’t have any side effects include nutrition and exercise. Another common health problem across the globe is blood pressure. One of the biggest reasons associated with blood pressure is eating food items that have high salt content. Obesity and blood pressure are only two examples of how the wrong nutrition can lead for one to end up getting tangled in severe health problems while on the other hand, how, by taking the right nutrition, one can succeed in living a prosperous life.
When it comes to creating consciousness in yourself about the right nutrition, you should also make sure that you follow simple rules in your daily lives. For instance, one practice that you should incorporate in your daily life is reading nutrition labels or when buying supplements, reading the labels imprinted on the back. Nutrition labels are found on the back of every food package that is sold in stores. A lot of people fail to realize that these labels or tags are extremely important to read. However in reality, just a small number of individuals actually pay attention to the labels and read them before paying for the food item they are looking to purchase. Usually, the people who pay attention to labels are those who are concerned about their health and want to live a healthy life.
If you are eager to observe, the labels have nutrition facts printed on top of them which come with information regarding ingredients along with approvals from an assortment of health organizations and indications regarding where some products are manufactured. The major information that is available on food nutrition tags is the common name of the food being sold. Next up is the serving size. Information regarding the serving size is provided to make sure that consumers are aware of the proportion they are consuming and avoid over eating. Moreover, people who are on a diet or regularly watch their weight should benefit from nutrition tags as they can keep a close eye on the amount of calories they are consuming and prepare their foods accordingly.
One can prevent getting a lot of serious health related problems by reading the tags. Nutrition labels have detailed and valuable information that includes information about many different food items such as the amount of cholesterol, carbs, saturated fats, minerals, protein, vitamins and others. As we are all aware, individuals who have had heart related diseases in the past should stay clear from food items that have high cholesterol content. On the other hand, even those who have a history of heart diseases in their family should also avoid eating food items with high cholesterol content. All nutrition labels come with standard units so that it is easy for the reader to read them. By reading the labels, you can also make sure that you avoid eating food items that may cause possible allergies and it also helps those who are already allergic to certain food items. Thus, in conclusion, it will be suffice to say that everyone should make it a habit to read tags on food items or supplements to ensure a better living.
People always talk about saving money. It’s nothing I’m good at nor do I think that I am able to give financial advice without proper licensing, but it’s something to ponder – retirement. So, today I’ll focus on one strategy for a sound retirement that caught my attention – investing in gold ira accounts.
For years and years people have been using the different kind of Individual Retirement Accounts to secure their retirement age. But many of these IRAs are getting old and limited with many complaining that these are not enough for complete dependency upon retirement. Hence it has become very important for any individual to learn about the several different options available to secure a passive income for their retirement. Gold IRA is a kind of Self Directed IRA that gives individuals the freedom to control their investments. You have absolute control over where your funds are invested when you are on a Gold IRA.
A Gold IRA allows you to invest in gold whether in its physical form or in the form of stocks. What important is the benefits that you get when you sign up for a Gold IRA. This account is held by a financial institution that acts like a broker for you. The broker is responsible for handling your transactions so that you do not worry about the entire process of handling transactions. If you decide to invest in the physical form of gold, that gold is kept safe by a third party and is awarded to you when you reach your retirement age.
The benefits of opening a Gold IRA are not immediate, but that does not mean you should not obtain one. This is because if you look at the past ten years, you will see that gold has easily out performed every other kind of investment during this time. The price of the precious metal has always gone up no matter what the time is and analysts have already predicted that the price will keep going on because of huge demand from the industry that uses this precious metal on regular basis. Another huge benefit of Gold IRA is that gold always beat inflation. U.S has multiplied the paper currency many times in the past few years which has caused uncontrollable inflation. But since gold cannot be multiplied the way paper currency is, this is why it will always stay in demand and the price will go up. If you invest in gold today, you are sure to benefit from it in the future.
Opening a Gold IRA is not easy because there are a lot of requirements to meet, but every effort you put in will get you the best deal when you retire. If you are already on a different IRA or 401k plan, you can easily rollover to Gold IRA. However, keep in mind that there are many steps you need to take before the account is opened. But there are many professionals out there that can help you get the best results with minimum time. Should you wish to take on the procedure yourself, keep in mind that you have only sixty days to make a move from the time you apply for a Gold IRA. If you do not meet this deadline, you will get tax penalties which can be quite high depending on your tax bracket.
I'm really looking to stay in shape this year. Not like get “ripped” but just try to live healthy and stay around my healthy weight. So I'm taking a look at some health supplements and really trying to go the extra mile on my diet.
The entire concept of herbal or natural medicines was looked down upon by experts, old age men and women alike, as well as other groups. Whenever someone fell sick, they had to be taken to hospitals for proper diagnosis and medical care, without considering the possibility of taking health supplements to cure the problem. The best way of medical care was considered to be medical prescriptions and doctors that did prescribe herbal medicines or natural medicines were labelled very quickly.
The scene has however changed now and a large number of people are turning towards natural supplements as well as health supplements. The perception regarding supplements has changed over the course of time as facts now prove that health supplements offer individuals a lot of benefits. Today, there are facts to support that supplements have many advantages. The biggest reason why supplements offer more advantages is that they focus on the disease and not just the treatment alone.
Over time, there has been an outburst in the number of health supplements available to the users across the globe. All these supplements offer different benefits. Typically, you will be able to get all the nutrients that you require by consuming a balanced diet. However, by consuming supplements, you can get added nutrients if your diet is not sufficient enough or when due to some health conditions, you develop a deficiency or insufficiency. In most instances, multi vitamin supplements or health supplements provide the human body with all the required micro nutrients, which include minerals as well as vitamins that a human body requires. These health supplements are considered safe as they comprise of each nutrient but in small and adequate amounts.
There are different types of health supplements in the market; multi vitamins, dietary supplements and more. One form of health supplement includes dietary supplements. Dietary supplements are consumed in bigger amounts as compared to smaller amounts of multi vitamins. This type of health supplement is used to treat a basic deficiency, for instance iron deficiency. However, at times, they are also used to treat particular health conditions. For instance, niacin, if consumed in large dosages, might be used to normalize the cholesterol level in the b
ody but at the same time, large dosages of niacin may also cause an uneasy niacin stool. On the other hand, folic acid, which is the synthetic form of folate, is used to minimize the risk of spina bifida (birth defect), amongst other health related issues.
There is also ample scientific proof regarding the benefits of dietary supplements for some health conditions but in most cases, the effectiveness of dietary supplements hasn’t been fully backed by research evidence. The general opinion regarding health supplements has changed over time. Now, an ever increasing number of people support the supplements due to their many benefits.
Additionally, we cannot consume all the necessary nutrients required by our body in meals or on a daily basis. Since every food provides a different set of nutrients, consuming them in equal proportions is close to impossible. Most of us are extremely casual with our diets and due to lack of exercise and proper eating, we fail to consume healthy food items. This has an adverse effect on us, not only in the short term but also in the long run. Additionally, some of us can also not consume certain food items due to allergies or because of the fact that we haven’t developed a taste for them. Whatever the reason may be, lack of proper nutrients lead to many deficiencies and lead to adverse health problems in the future. To avoid all this and make sure that you consume all the required nutrients for your body on a daily basis, health supplements are the safest bet. With health supplements, one doesn’t have to worry about not eating the right foods or lack of eating, or being extremely selective about the food items they take because supplements contain a mixture of all the necessary and required nutrients.
Health supplements are extremely useful for the human body as they provide one with plenty of useful nutrients that are otherwise impossible to consume on a daily basis by a normal human being. With your body being supplemented by the right nutrients, a healthier, happy and prosperous living will be ensured. On the other hand, yet another huge benefit of health supplements is that they are widely available and in different varieties, across the globe and therefore, finding them and buying them is never an issue as they are readily accessible.
Will I stick to the plan and live healthier this year? Well, that's up to me, and only me. Follow along on my blog and you'll get all the updates to see if I can do it!
I’m not really the fashion and beauty expert, but I did find success in removing dark under eye circles lately, so I figured I’d share how I did it in today’s update.
Have you recently started noticing bags or dark circles under your eyes? Or have you been suffering from this problem for your entire life?
If you said yes to any of the two questions, you are not alone. Dark circles under the eyes is a very common problem amongst people, especially with females. A lot of females are sensitive to the way their face looks and dark circles under their eyes is definitely not something good to look at. For years and years females have tried to hide dark circles by using makeup. But did you know that under eyes circles can be cured if you take care of yourself? There are many natural cures you can try and test for yourself and you are sure to see results.
I come from a family where under eye circles are due to genetics and hence it is very common in my family. For years I too have tried to cover these dark circles with makeup, but unless I prevent myself from rubbing my eyes at all, the makeup doesn’t live up to be a permanent solution. After getting tired of this routine I knew I had to find remedies. I am a huge believer of natural cures and I always look for remedies that are natural. I recently decided that I had to get rid of these dark circles, so I went down to my computer and started searching for natural cures for under eyes circles. To my surprise, a lot of ingredients used in these natural remedies were present in my home.
There are several reasons of under eye circles appearing. Some of the most common reasons are lack of sleep, fluid retention, genetics, stress and aging. No matter what the reason is, good news is that dark eye circles can be treated naturally. All you need is patience and determination.
Before I start listing the many different natural remedies of treating under eye circles, I would highly recommend that you start by increasing your intake of water. Water is extremely important for our body and it is a natural remedy for many common bodily problems. Combined with a healthy diet of fruit and vegetables, under eye dark circles should not appear on you in the first place. So if you are sitting there and drinking only a few glasses of water every day, you need to double up your efforts and significantly increase the amount of water you consume every day. If you are already drinking plenty of water, you may be not following a healthy diet. For treating under eye dark circles, a weight loss specific diet isn’t necessary. All you need is a well balanced diet that includes fruit and vegetables.
The above mentioned natural cure is one of the best ways to get rid of under eye dark circles, but this cure usually takes a lot of time to bring positive effects. So if you are the impatient sort and want to speed things up, there are several other natural remedies that you can follow. Below is a list of many different natural remedies of under eye circles. Choose any remedy that suits your routine and lifestyle for best effects:
- Take two cotton balls and dip them into cucumber juice. Place the cotton balls onto your eyes for at least 15 minutes. This remedy will refresh your eyes and will result in less darkened circles under the eyes. Repeat this daily to completely get rid of dark circles under eyes.
- Place two silver spoons or any smoothened silver surface in your refrigerator until they get cold. Take the spoons out once they have become cold and place them on the dark circles. This remedy has two benefits for you; one the area underneath your eyes will be refreshed and your eyes themselves will feel relaxed.
- Use chamomile teabags. Simply place them on your eyes and the anti-inflammatory nature of chamomile will take care of the rest.
- Cut a cucumber in thin slices and place them on your eyes. It is recommended that the cucumber should be cold, but this isn’t a necessity.
- Learn to massage your eyes properly.
- Applying a paste made out of powdered almonds and milk has a positive effect on under eye circles.
- Make sure you are having enough sleep. The recommended sleep for adults is at least 6 hours. If you are still experiencing under eye circles, increase your sleeping span and follow a schedule for sleeping and waking up on time.
- Use an extra pillow under your head so that your head is well elevated. This prevents the puffiness that can often develop when the fluids in your lower eyelids starts to pool.
- You can also use saltwater solution to rinse your sinuses. The recipe is quite simple; all you need to do is mix ¼ tablespoon of sea salt with warm water compromising of at least 2 cups.
- Use dark glasses or sun screen to protect yourself from sun light at all costs. If you expose to direct sun light too much, you increase the chances of pigmentation that can double the prominence of dark circles under your eyes.
- Cut on alcohol and cigarettes. Nicotine and caffeine can increase the chances of dark circles appearing under eyes.
- Treat your allergies and hay fever. Congestion in your nasal cavity is a very common cause of under eye dark circles. Ensure that you treat this situation with care.
- Try to relax yourself whenever possible. One of the best ways to relax yourself is to meditate. Mediation can help you relax and increase the flow of oxygen in your body with breathing practices that are necessary to meditate. Relaxation is a proven method to get rid of stress which is one of the major causes of dark eye circles appearing under your eyes.
- Another natural remedy to cure under eye dark circles can be made by using a potato. Take one uncooked potato and place it under a liquidizer and allow the entire potato to liquidize. When the process is completed, you can scoop out the puree of the potato over your closed eyes. Let it rest there for at least 30 minutes while lying straight on your back. After this simply wash your eyes with warm water.
While all these natural remedies are helpful, there are non-natural ways of treating under eye dark circles too. I am not a big supporter of these treatments, but if the aforementioned remedies have failed for you, you can try these unnatural methods to fight the situation:
- Use any cream containing vitamin K and Retinol. Dark circles under the eyes are known to appear if vitamin K is insufficient. Using creams that contain these two ingredients can help reduce the puffiness of eyes in many people.
- Another way to treat your under eye dark circles is to use an under eye cream. This isn’t really a treatment but rather a way to conceal your dark circles. Apply the cream under your eyes so that it matches the color of the skin around that area. After you have applied the cream, you can top it off with a dusting of translucent powder.
- You can also have a skin patch test. When doing so you need to stop using anything that is harmful to your skin.
- Changing your sleep position is also a notable way of treating under eye dark circles. When you do not sleep lying straight on your bed, you are encouraging the fluids in your eyes to accumulate under your eyes. This can result in puffiness or the appearance of bags under your eyes. If you are indeed having puffy eyes every time you wake up, you need to immediately change your position of sleep.
- There are many other ways to treat your under eyes dark circles problem. Some of these are just changing the way you behave in your daily life. For example, if you rub your eyes a lot, this may be a possible cause of under eye dark circles. You also need to make sure that you never go to sleep with make up on. Make up can cause irritation to your eyes which can result in fluids being pooled under your eyes.
I hope that you have found one of these remedies to work for your under eye dark circles problem. If none of these work for you, it is time that you consult your doctor and look for surgical treatments or medication.
Hate second hand smoke? So do I. Recently, I found an answer, and that answer was brought to me by a famous e cigarette blogger named Andy Gray. I talked about a solution to stop second hand smoke here and I’d like to discuss the topic again.
Recently David Sweanor of International Union Against Cancer, who has also worked with World Health Organization and World Bank, has revealed various facts about cigarette smoking and the benefit of electronic cigarettes. In his talk at Tobacco Harm Reduction, he concluded that most of the problems of cigarette smoking do not come from nicotine. He stressed that method of nicotine intake is the cause of all the evils and not the nicotine itself.
He went on saying that the combustion-based products are the real cause of majority of problems. If the smoker finds an alternate to the combustion, he may extend his life and may stay safe from the dangers of cigarette smoking.
The talk given by David Sweanor was not just an everyday talk. The facts that he included in his talk were supported by scientific proof.
Most of the people already know that the cigarettes have been dominating most of the economies around the world for a long time now. The market has found it hard to kick this commodity out of market. However, the most dangerous effect of this domination is the lack of alternative. Although there have been alternatives in the past, the have never reached the mainstream. Few people tried them, few doctors suggested them and that was the end of the road for them. They were never the real alternatives to the tobacco smoking.
The electronic cigarette is a proper alternative to tobacco smoking. It focuses on brain of the smoker and provides him the alternative in terms of both satisfaction and habit. The smokers do not smoke for the shot of nicotine only. They can intake nicotine using various other methods. However, they do not do that. They are into a habit of holding the cigarette and feeling the oral sensation of smoking cigarettes.
What David Sweanor pointed out seems to be the philosophy behind the electronic cigarette. The smoker gains maximum satisfaction when he intakes nicotine through cigarette. If he continues the intake using the same method but without combustion, the side effects of smoking cigarette will suddenly disappear. David rightly pointed out that it is not the nicotine but the combustion that causes most of the problems. The electronic cigarette takes away the combustion yet keeping rest of the things pretty much the same.
The electronic cigarette contains rechargeable batteries that heat up the liquid nicotine (present in the cartridge). This liquid nicotine converts to liquid vapour that is inhaled by the individual. This inhalation provides necessary amount of nicotine to satisfy the smokers. The rest of the needs are met by the structure of the electronic cigarette that perfectly resembles the tobacco cigarettes. It even has a glowing tip that resembles the burning end of the tobacco cigarettes.
Most people have a lot of questions about skin care and they search online for skin care reviews for the answers. Of course nothing compares to first hand experience, and skin care reviews are the next best thing to having the experience yourself.
While the proliferation of information on the internet is generally a good thing, trying to pick through everything for the good stuff can be a challenge if not completely overwhelming.
The truth is, though, that reviews offer a piece of the puzzle that is hard to find in any other way. Not only can you hear what other people really think of a product, but you can see a variety of reviews that will give you an even more thorough feel for products. On the other hand there are the informational skin care reviews that simply teach you how to best take care of your skin. Getting good information is very important, and the more information you have, the better your understanding will be.
Everyone is used to checking out skin care product reviews online before they buy anything. From music, to books, to appliances, you can find a wide array of reviews both on the sites where the items are sold and on third party sites elsewhere online. Of course it can be interesting to read the reviews that a company posts about their own products, but it is more likely that you will get good, impartial skin care reviews on third party sites.
With skin care products it is even more important to get good information, because they can be expensive and a poor quality product is such a disappointment. When you really need something that works and you find yourself stuck with something useless, the problem seems to multiply. And nothing is worse than finding out that the expensive product you cannot use does not come with a real money-back guarantee.
Reviews can help you find products that have real results, but they can also summarize the experience of purchasing, using, and even returning a product. Many skin care products come with a guarantee of some kind or another, but when you buy online there is no certainty about how realistic it is that you will in fact get your money back. Hearing about someone else’s experience can help you avoid trouble and it can confirm the claims of legitimate companies.
Informational Reviews and Articles
There are other types of skin care reviews which help us to understand the skin problems we have and why certain skin care techniques or products are recommended. Knowing the source of the problem can be more than half the battle. Sometimes skin care reviews divulge information that is more useful than any skin care product. Certain skin conditions are caused by environmental factors like diet, chemical exposure, or even bad skin care habits. If you carefully read informational skin care reviews, you may find out that there is a simple fix to your skin care problem.
We’ve all heard that chocolate causes zits, and yet some people can eat a lot of chocolate and they have perfectly clear skin. So is there any truth to the chocolate claim? By reading informational reviews you might learn that chocolate is just one trigger for bad skin problems. It turns out that it has less to do with what you eat, and more to do with how your body reacts to the food you eat. It may be that eating chocolate from time to time has no negative effect, but if you eat chocolate every day, you may find yourself with skin problems.
The experiences of people as described in reviews can teach you a lot about the way products and skin care techniques effect people differently. One solution may work for some people but not for others. By reading up on the different possible solutions or reactions, you can get a survey of how the product performs overall.
Long Term Skin Care
Skin care results in the best skin conditions when you consider it a long term commitment. If you use a product once and it doesn’t work, don’t be surprised. There are very few products which can improve your skin quickly, and for dramatic results you probably have to wait patiently. Especially for anti-aging skin care results, the process may take time and you are better of sticking with something than switching constantly.
Skin care reviews will tell you that there are no miracles. When you find a high quality product that gives you the results you want, it may feel miraculous, but there will be some solid science behind the results. Additionally, the experiences of other users and the research you do online combine to give you the best chance of caring for your skin the best you can. Taking the time to learn what is best for your skin type is well worth the effort. If you do the work now, your skin will continue to be beautiful for years to come.
Good skin care involves a variety of factors. You may be able to prevent skin problems by watching your diet to determine which foods are triggers to problem skin. You should also limit your exposure to sun, as the more time you spend in the sun, the less effective anti-aging skin care treatments will be. Then there’s the smoking factor. Smoking cigarettes tends to have an adverse effect on your skin, and skin care reviews will all tell you that quitting smoking is critical to good skin health.
Everyone has a unique set of needs when it comes to skin care. Good advice for one person may be terrible advice for someone else, depending on your skin type and environment. But that doesn’t mean that reading skin care reviews will not be helpful. It’s likely that you will get reasonable advice if you read good quality, well-researched skin care reviews from third parties that are dedicated to providing users with helpful information.
Some people are good with money. They know how to spend less than they earn. They can budget and figure out how much money they need to spend per day, per week, or per month. Some people can decide on a level of discretionary spending, or fun money, and stick to that amount. Other people feel that they are “bad with money”, but are capable of learning to improve their financial situation. Some supposedly bad with money types are actually just uninformed about money and budgeting, and see it as a scary and complicated world that they are not smart enough to enter.
The third kind of person is someone who has a problem with money. This can appear in the form of financial irresponsibility that defies all reason, spending a lot of money on a new TV when they have an empty refrigerator and only instant meals to eat until their next paycheck. Others simply use credit to rack up enormous debt even though they have no permanent or dependable income. The worst situation is when someone who does not know how to manage money and has a problem with the reality of spending versus earning becomes addicted to gambling.
For people with a gambling addiction, the effects on quality of life can be as devastating as a drug addiction. Gamblers can spend all of their money sitting in a casino and betting on slot machines, never winning back what they are spending, but still going back for more. More serious gamblers will learn card games and take big risks, because they actually get a high from the adrenaline that is released when something dangerous and potentially very beneficial is happening. Most people with a gambling addiction will go home empty handed, no matter how many times they win.
Gambling addicts get started in some very innocent ways, while others find their way to gambling through a loss of hope and confidence. In this way, gambling addiction resembles alcohol addiction. An addict feels they can drown their sorrows or make things better by going back for more. Just like alcohol for an alcoholic, gambling never makes things better and it usually adds to the problem.
For a gambling addict, losing money becomes unreal. The loss of $100 feels no different from the loss of $1000. Similarly, winning $1 feels the same as winning $10. Casinos, especially some of the most successful casinos, tend to use this to their advantage. Most people who gamble a little bit become discouraged if they continue to lose. The feeling of loss increases as more money is lost, and eventually a limit is reached where the gambler feels it is not worth trying anymore.
Gambling addicts never reach that limit. They become detached from the reality of their loss and focus on the benefit of the potential win they could have if they keep going. Addiction removes the ability to make sound, logical judgements about the long term benefits of continuing to gamble are impossible for the gambling addict to make.
Casinos have figured out that point at which most people become too discouraged to continue, and it has nothing to do with an amount, but more to do with the sensation that the losing has gone on for too long. Without even a small win, people without a gambling addiction will walk away at some point. When the casino sees that this is happening, they will often send a bartender around with a free drink, or even state that they have won something. This is enough to keep someone who is otherwise done gambling at the machine. Somehow the sensation of winning a free drink makes a few more rounds at the slot machine seem reasonable.
For a gambling addict, this can be devastating. Those small wins only serve to convince the addict that the big win is just around the corner, they just need to stick it out. Because addiction shuts down those long term decision making faculties, a gambling addict is capable of not only spending any money that they have. Many people who are addicted to gambling rack up incredible debt on credit cards, and even take out a mortgage on their home, so they can continue to gamble. This usually leads to financial ruin.
Smoking is one of the most dangerous addictions. Smoking can lead to major health problems affecting the entire lifestyle of the person. Lungs are the most badly effected organs of the body d
ue to smoking. So, smoking is always an avoidable habit. However, an addiction is very tough to deal with. It needs continuous self motivation and lots of determination to get over such prolonged addictions. So, you can actually use alternatives such as electronic cigarettes as a first step to quit smoking. One can completely know about electronic cigarettes & history before they start using them.
This is the invention that every smoker has to know about. Smoking cigarette once in a while is acceptable and has negligible effects on your health. But getting addicted to smoking can be quite dangerous. It can affect the functioning of major organs of the body such as lungs and heart. Usually, a smoker realizes the effects of smoking on his body only after a great deal of damage is done to his health. So, it is advisable to avoid smoking in the first place. However, if you have the will to quit smoking, you will always have that chance.
And electronic cigarettes are the best way to start your process of quitting smoking. If you have never heard about these electronic cigarettes before, you can browse internet to know more about the electronic cigarettes & history. It has been almost six years since these cigarettes have been invented. And ever since their invention, they have been a great help for many smokers to get over this addiction of smoking. These cigarettes have the taste of the tobacco in them. But they do not contain any of those harmful contents that a normal cigarette does. So, a smoker can get the feel of smoking the real cigarette while smoking this.
Any addiction is very tough to get over. You surely need some helping hand or a source f guidance to do that. You can surf internet to know more about the electronic cigarettes & history before you actually purchase them. If these electronic cigarettes are not available in your city, you do not have to worry. You can buy them online. Many sites on internet sell these electronic cigarettes. Also, you are sure find the best deals when you purchase them online. So, find a reliable site to make your purchase.