Friday, 24 May 2013

Green Lemonade

This is my recipe for an energizing and healthy drink.  It is a great alternative to coffee for when you feel like a lift.  To make enough for two people, all you need are the following five ingredients and an electric juicer.

A word to the wise:  most fruit and vegetables can be processed washed and unpeeled, except for citrus, the skin of which is very bitter and will be detrimental to the taste of your juice.


1 Lebanese Cucumber
1 Pink Lady Apple
1 Large Meyer Lemon, peeled
1 Celery stalk
Small handful fresh Parsley




Friday, 17 May 2013

Always Against Animal Testing


So, I had to go shopping for skincare products.  I also had to be wary of what I was buying, being concerned about the evils of animal testing.  This information will help you stay on top of what's what. Here is my go-to list for when you have to go shopping for makeup and skincare products.


Brands That Do Not Test On Animals

100% PureEmbryolisseNia24
AcneFreeEminence Organic Skin CareNude Skincare
AhavaEpicuren DiscoveryNYX Cosmetics
Alba BotanicaErno LaszloObagi
AlgenistEve LomOle Henriksen
AlmayExuviance by NeoStrataPalladio Beauty
AloetteFirst Aid BeautyPatricia Wexler M.D.
Alpha HydroxFree & ClearPaula's Choice
Amazing CosmeticsfreshPCA Skin
AmorePacificGivenchy MakeupPerricone MD Cosmeceuticals
Anastasia of Beverly HillsgloMineralsPeter Thomas Roth
Anthony Logistics for MenGold BondPevonia Botanica
AquanilGreen Peoplephilosophy
ArbonneGuerlainPhysicians Formula
Aubrey OrganicsH2O+Principal Secret
Avalon OrganicsHourglass CosmeticsProActiv Solution
AvedaIllamasquaPürminerals
B. Kamins, ChemistImanRapidLash
Bare Escentuals (Bare Minerals)Invisible ZincRen
BarielleiS ClinicalReVive
BeautiControlIsomersRimmel
Beauty Without CrueltyIT CosmeticsRodan and Fields
BeccaJan Marini Skin Research, Inc.Rodin Olio Lusso
Bio-OilJane IredaleSally Hansen
BioelementsJanson-Beckett CosmeceuticalsSally Hansen Natural Beauty Carmindy
BioreJason NaturalSea Breeze
Black OpalJosie Maran CosmeticsSerious Serum
BlincJuice BeautySerious Skin Care
BlissJurlique InternationalSheer Cover
BlistexKat Von DShiKai
Blue LizardKate SomervilleSimple
BootsKineraseSkinMedica
BorgheseKiss My FaceSkinn by Dimitri James
BosciaKorres NaturalSkyn Iceland
Brazilian PeelLaboratoire RemèdeSonia Kashuk
Burt's BeesLacuraSothys Paris
CargoLancer DermatologySt. Tropez
Carol's DaughterLaura GellerStila
Caudalie ParisLaura MercierStridex
CeraVeLise Watier Skin CareStriVectin
ChantecailleLoracStudio Gear
ClarinsLumeneTarte Cosmetics
ClarisonicLushTend Skin
Colorescience PROMally BeautyThe Body Shop
Cover FXMarcelleThree Custom Color Specialists
CurelMario BadescuToo Faced
DecleorMD FormulationsTrader Joe's
Derma EMeaningful Beauty Cindy CrawfordTrish McEvoy
DERMAdoctorMedermaUlta
DermalogicaMerle NormanUltraceuticals
Desert EssenceMilaniUrban Decay
DHCMiracle Skin TransformerVictoria's Secret Cosmetics
Dr. BrandtMuradVincent Longo
Dr. Denese New YorkMyChelle DermaceuticalsWei East
Dr. Dennis Gross SkincareN.Y.C. (New York Color)Weleda
Dr. HauschkaNARSWet 'n Wild
DuWopNatural Advantage by Jane SeymourWonderbar
e.l.f. CosmeticsNeoCeuticals by NeoStrataYes To
Egyptian MagicNeoStrataYves Rocher
ElemisNeoStrata CanadaZia Natural
Elizabeth GrantNerium ADZO Skin Health
EltaMD
*A brand whose animal testing status is Unknown may mean that only their finished products are not tested on animals, or that they do not have formal agreements in place with their suppliers against animal testing.