BENEFIT YOUR CHRISTMAS

Benefit make-up is offering a build your own package where you can create your own gift. They also have some fab new items such as a stay-put matt, soft pencil eyeliner. Perfect gift for any glamazon in your life. My request is in with some of my favourites below.

SIX TRENDS FOR 2015

Here are six trends that are stated to be “all the rage” for 2015. These have been taken form The Guardian’s Fashion Statement. Some I agree with, some I don’t. What is your opinion?  Will you be popping these trends or will you be drumming to your own beat?

6. The Ponytail Lift: This is a cheep trick to make yourself look younger. The fact its become a”trend” means we will have lots of people walking around looking like Mrs. Stretch. The idea is that you pull the ponytail back so tightly that it pulls your face with it. Fast way to hair loss and looking like an alien if you ask me.

5. Negative Space Nail Art: This is neither here nor there, literally. The idea is that half the nail is painted and the other half is left blank. Its whatever you make it.

4.The Brazilian Butt Lift: I am not into fat butts nor do I see them as any bit attractive, but (pun intended) if that’s what you want, go get it girl! Since the Paper Magazine cover, butt augmentation procedures have risen. I think this is the craziest trend. It might be in today gone tomorrow and you will be left thousands of dollars/pounds/euros in dept and with a dreadful derrière.

3. The Power Brow: OMG. How can people think that wearing caterpillars on their face is a good look!? Wear what you have naturally I say, and just define it elegantly with an eyebrow pencil. Don’t pluck to much or dye them black if you are mousy or fair and don’t follow trends unless they suit you. Do what is best for your face not what looks good on catwalk models or because a magazine says so. Be you. It is far more individual.

2. Twighy Lashes: The 60s was an era full of inspiration, funky futuristic styles, psychedelic music and Twiggy. I think Twiggy’s look was chic for the time. Any comeback form the 60’s gets the thumbs up form me :)

1. The Cat Eye Swoop: This I love! I have always been into black eye liner that shapes and adds a sexiness to the eyes. Cleopatra and Bridget Bardot were the trail blazers of this ultra sophisticated and sexy look. The bigger the better ;)

So these are seemingly the trends for 2015. Its all about going BIG! Big butts, brows, lashes, hair and nails. I can see whats going to happen here. This time next year it will be exactly the opposite so don’t follow trends. Set them!

Antonia K. Moore

PURE SACRA FRANKINCENSE AND 5 HEALTH BENEFITS

I have been lucky enough to sample this glorious incense form Pure Sacra. Believe it or not, but Frankincense was a hot commodity valued more expensive than Gold! It comes form rare Boswellia trees and is a Resin found by stripping the bark. Boswellia sacra trees are considered unusual for their ability to grow in environments so unforgiving that they sometimes grow out of solid rock.  Sourced directly form farms Pure Sacra Frankincense can be burned as an oil or as rocks and is great for meditation and relaxation.

It was used as a holy anointing oil and as a general cure-all for all diseases. 

“Frankincense has been used since ancient times to be effective in treatment in many ailments including anti-inflammatory, anti-tumoral, immune-stimulant, anti-depressant, digestion, anxiety, calming, skin rejuvenation and muscle relaxing. It stimulates the limbic system as well as the hypothalamus, pineal and pituitary glands. It is strongly anti-viral, anti-oxidant, anti-fungal, anti-bacterial, anti-septic and expectorant oil. Frankincense has the ability to relax and revitalise at the same time”

Medical studies have also shown that Frankincense can also aid some Cancers and even assists in anti-aging prevention.

Some health benefits to Frankincense

  1. Great for beautiful skin –  It promotes the regeneration of healthy skin cells.
  2. Arthritis – These tree resins contain powerful anti-inflammatory compounds that ease inflammation throughout the body.
  3. Mental Health – Aromatherapy practitioners uses a combination of frankincense to ease emotional tension, depression, anxiety and panic.
  4. Immune System – Frankincense Oil is effective as an antiseptic
  5. Cancer - Not to be a substitute for medical treatment, but studies are showing frankincense to be a strong immune-stimulant with some claiming that frankincense has the ability to repair DNA.

PureSacra Essential Oil is 100% pure, natural, organic and FREE of any Genetic modification. PureSacra is able to deliver all its products wold wide. Try Frankincense for yourself and reap the benefits.